In response to election integrity reforms passed in 2021 by the Republican-led Georgia legislature, President Joe Biden repeatedly and slanderously accused the state of implementing “Jim Crow 2.0” with racist laws meant to subvert and suppress the right to vote, particularly of minorities.
Yet, early voting in Georgia this cycle has already seen record-level turnout, and now some Republicans are demanding that Biden issue an apology for his baseless and disparaging allegations against the Peach State, the Washington Examiner reported.
Demand letter issued
That demand for an apology to Georgia came from a trio of Republican members of the House Administration Committee, including ranking member Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) and Reps. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) and Bryan Steil (R-WI).
In a letter sent to President Biden on Wednesday, the Republicans said, “We are writing to express our concerns with your false claims about election integrity legislation across the country. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, you have even gone as far as to say states, like Georgia, have implemented ‘Jim Crow 2.0’ or ‘Jim Crow in the 21st Century.'”
“It is now without question that those statements have no basis in fact,” the letter continued. “In the interest of ensuring American voters may have confidence in elections processes and outcomes, we demand you immediately cease spreading election misinformation, rescind your previous statements, and apologize to the American public.”
When does Georgia get its apology?
The missive from the trio of House Republicans went on to decry legislative efforts by House Democrats, supported by President Biden, to essentially nationalize all elections across the country, despite the U.S. Constitution clearly granting the individual states the sovereign right and duty to manage elections.
It also highlighted the record turnout in early voting for Georgia thus far and highlighted the undeniable success in voter participation in stark contrast to the voter suppression claims of Biden and other prominent Democrats and media figures.
“Republicans believe every eligible American voter who wants to cast a ballot must be able to do so and that those ballots must be counted according to law. Our system must make it easy to vote but hard to cheat,” the congressmen wrote. “Georgia shows that when common-sense election integrity provisions are put in place, people respond positively because they know their vote will be counted accurately. Every state should follow Georgia’s example to take steps to build faith in our elections.”
“Instead of attacking key election integrity provisions, making unsubstantiated claims, and undermining the public’s trust, we urge you to work with us to ensure Americans’ confidence in our elections,” the letter concluded. “We look forward to your apology to the people of the State of Georgia.”
Biden’s disgusting and repeated slander
The Washington Examiner’s Byron York reported separately last week on the record early voting turnout in Georgia, including among black voters, and how that compared to President Biden’s repeated “slander” of the state and its elected Republican leaders with his false accusations of a reconstituted version of overtly racist and discriminatory “Jim Crow” laws.
In fact, York counted at least eight different times between March 2021 and January 2022 that Biden had uttered the malignant and untrue “Jim Crow” phrase — which was then repeated countless times by fellow Democrats and media allies — and how it even manipulated cowardly corporations into denouncing the false portrayal of Georgia’s new election integrity laws.
It even caused virtue-signaling Major League Baseball to shamefully withdraw its 2021 All-Star Game from majority-black Atlanta — and the millions of dollars in revenue that come with it — and move it to overwhelmingly white Denver, Colorado, which, ironically, has roughly similar voting laws to Georgia but was not lambasted and slandered by Biden and Democrats and the media as racist and discriminatory and “Jim Crow 2.0.”