Georgia was again the focus of presidential politics Friday as President Joe Biden blasted a new election law there as an ‘atrocity’ – and former President Donald Trump congratulated the state for changes Democrats are calling an illegal crackdown.
‘Congratulations to Georgia and the Georgia State Legislature on changing their voter Rules and Regulations,’ Trump said in a statement through his Save America PAC.
‘They learned from the travesty of the 2020 Presidential Election, which can never be allowed to happen again. Too bad these changes could not have been done sooner!’ Trump wrote from Mar-a-Lago, where he was pictured golfing Friday.
His comments came after Biden, who defeated him in Georgia by 11,780 votes, once again blasted the new effort by lawmakers in the state to place restrictions on mail voting, curtail voting hours, and throw up other roadblocks.
‘It’s an atrocity. If you want any indication that it has nothing to do with fairness, nothing to do with decency, they passed a law saying you can’t provide water to people standing in line while they’re waiting to vote?’ Biden said as he left the White House Friday.
‘You don’t need anything else to know that this is nothing but punitive, designed to keep people from voting. You can’t provide water for people about to vote. Give me a break,’ he intoned.
In a new statement, Biden called the law ‘Jim Crow in the 21st Century.’