Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) mentioned that President Biden was “taking part in the race card” by attempting to guard voting rights.
Sen. Lindsey Graham principally accuses President Biden of racism, as a result of Biden needs minorities to have the ability to vote. pic.twitter.com/8VfD5nDFh6
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 28, 2021
Graham mentioned on Fox Information Sunday:
You already know what’s sick is that the President Of The USA performed the race card repeatedly in such a hypocritical means. He mentioned the filibuster was a relic of the Jim Crow period. He made in our speech when he was a senator suggesting the filibuster was the most effective factor for the senate to make it completely different in the home. This can be a letter signed by 61 senators in 2017 after we had the home, the senate, and the white home, 27 Democrats saying, please preserve in place the filibuster.
What’s sick is HR 1. Federalizing state elections in our structure, states are alleged to run elections. HR 1 is the largest energy seize within the historical past of the nation. It institutionalizes harvesting. It does away with the voter I.D. requirement. It’ll take over each election, and each state makes the federal election fee a partisan fee, that’s the ability seize we’re standing as much as to my associates in Georgia.
That they had the best turnout within the historical past of Georgia. We had one thing like 150 million individuals vote. Any time a Republican does something, you’re a racist, in the event you’re a white conservative, you’re a racist. In case you’re a black Republican you might be both pop or uncle Tom. They use the racism card to advance the liberalism agenda. HR 1 is sick, not what they’re doing in Georgia.
Lindsey Graham was utilizing racism together with a wholesome dose of the white Republican persecution complicated to defend a racist voter suppression motion in Georgia whereas insinuating that President Biden is a racist as a result of he needs to guard voting rights for all.
Sen. Graham has placed on fairly the racist tour de pressure recently. Earlier this weekend, he and different Republican Senators had been on an armed boat alongside the border pushing their racist fearmongering about immigration.
The one that is sick on this dialog isn’t President Biden. It’s Sen. Graham whose feedback made it clear that racism is motivating this crackdown on voting, and racism might be used to defend the GOP’s actions.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who’s White Home Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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