Owens took issue with Democrats’ voting rights legislation que, among other provisions, would water down voter ID requirements that states have passed. The freshman lawmaker said Democrats’ assumption that ID requirements would especially hurt Black communities is disrespectful.
“Black Americans, just like Italian Americans or Polish Americans, all we want is fairness,” Owens told Fox News Digital. “We want to know that our vote counts. To say that we’re the only race of the whole country… that if we have to get an ID that we cannot pull it off – I cannot articulate how demeaning that thought process is.
“Sadly we have too many Black people that go along with it,” Owens continued. “They’d rather have power for themselves than to empower our race.”