Lindsey Graham blasts ‘sick’ Biden on Fox News Sunday for 'playing the race card' over voting bill
REPUBLICANS say "hypocrite" Joe Biden is "continuously playing the race card" after he spoke out against new election laws in Georgia.
Republican Lindsey Graham slammed the president as "sick" for "playing the race card in such a hypocritical way" after Biden's public condemnation of the state's controversial changes to local election policies.
Graham attacked Biden's comments on Georgia's controversial changes to local election policies.
"He said the filibuster was a relic of the Jim Crow era," he told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday.
"Well, he made an hour speech when he was a senator suggesting the filibuster was the best thing for the Senate to make it different in the House."
Biden slammed the changes this week, branding the law change "Jim Crow in the 21st century."
This week Georgia radically changed polling laws, including tougher identification requirements to vote and restricted access to polling stations.
And state now says it is now ILLEGAL to serve food and drinks to people queueing up to cast their votes at venues.
Joe Biden this week said of the controversial changes: “This law, like so many others being pursued by Republicans in statehouses across the country is a blatant attack on the Constitution and good conscience.
"It must end. We have a moral and constitutional obligation to act."
The president has called on Congress to pass H.R. 1, a Democrat-led measure that significantly enhances the voting rights of millions of Americans.
And during his interview Graham slammed the passage of H.R.1 as "disastrous" for Republicans.
"To my friends in Georgia, they had the highest turnout in the history of Georgia. We had 150 million something people vote," Graham said.
"So every time a Republican does anything, we're a racist. If you're a white conservative, you're a racist.
"If you're a black Republican, you're either a prop or Uncle Tom. They use the racism card to advance a liberalism agenda and we're tired of it.
"H.R. 1 is sick, not what they're doing in Georgia."
A letter signed by 20 Republican senators and sent to congressional leaders said: “The Act would invert that constitutional structure, commandeer state resources, confuse and muddle elections procedures, and erode faith in our elections and systems of governance.
"Accordingly, Members of Congress may wish to consider the Act’s constitutional vulnerabilities as well as the policy critiques of state officials."
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