Biden voiced support of the Georgia boycott in response to Brian Kemp’s new legislation signed into effect, according to Fox News.
Biden showed support for moving the All-Star baseball game out of Atlanta.
“I think that today’s professional athletes are acting incredibly responsibly. I would strongly support them doing that,” Biden said.
“People look to them, they’re leaders. Look at what’s happened with the NBA as well. Look at what’s happened across the board. The people who’ve been victimized the most are the people who are the leaders in these various sports and it’s just not right.”
Biden in ESPN interview says he would strongly support MLB relocating the all-star game from Atlanta over the Georgia law.pic.twitter.com/xGBzsFoD6e
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“Imagine passing a law saying you cannot provide water or food for someone standing in line to vote, can’t do that? C’mon!” the president exclaimed. “Or you’re going to close a polling place at 5 o’clock when working people just get off? This is all about keeping working folks and ordinary folks that I grew up with from being able to vote.”
“Nope, that’s not in the law,” Kessler tweeted.
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Biden reiterated his attack on Georgia’s election reform as “Jim Crow on steroids.”
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Biden’s claim that the new law forbids water or food omits the statute in the legislation that allows “self-service water from an unattended receptacle” for voters waiting in line. Also, Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler pointed out that the president repeated his “Four-Pinocchio claim” about polls closing at 5 o’clock.