Fox News Radio Mocks 102-Year-Old Miami Woman Who Waited in Line Hours to Vote

During President Obama's State of the Union address he honored Desiline Victor, a 102-year-old North Miami Beach resident who waited hours in line to vote, as a symbol of voter's rights issues. Of course, leave it to Fox News to mock her.

Fox and Friends' Brian Kilmeade hosts a radio show on Fox Radio Network called Brian Kilmeade and Friend. The show's responce to Victor's story: "What's the big deal?"

Media Matters for America caught the exchange:

While there was one lone voice in the fray arguing that Republicans ought to champion voter's right issues, Kilmeade and his "friends" Martha MacCallum and Bill Hemmer laughed off the suggestion and proclaimed that the fact that people in Florida, especially in Miami-Dade, had to wait hours in line, often under the hot sun, just to exercise one of the most important rights in this country, in fact the very right this country was founded on, was just not something that mattered.

The hosts then mocked Victor.

"Did you hear them whispering, did she hit you with, "I'm 102 and I've been in line for five hours'?" mocked one.

"Yeah, did she try to give you that one again?" replied MacCallum.

"Remember that? She said the same thing when she was 98. I wasn't buying it then and I'm not buying it now," enjoined the other.

The suggestion being that everyone waiting in line should let elderly people cut in line in front of them, which isn't much of a workable solution, because, hello, this is Florida. Do you know how many elderly people we have? (Not to mention that the majority of them tend to vote Republican).

The real solution to this problem would have been for Republican Gov. Rick Scott to have not cut down on early voting days in a clearly partisan matter, but you won't hear that common sense truth bomb dropped on Fox Radio.

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