This past weekend, Sen. Lindsey Graham R-S.C., said it was “sick” that President Biden is playing the “race card” regarding the GOP-led Georgia election law and the legislative filibuster.
“What’s sick is for the president of the United States to play the race card continuously in such a hypocritical way,” Graham said.
The Senator made his comment during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday.” Graham slammed Biden for claiming that policy and legislation he disagrees with are relics of racism and the Jim Crow era. Graham criticized Biden and Democrats for their opposition to the filibuster, given how Biden and the party as a whole had pushed to retain the parliamentary procedure in the past when it benefitted Democrats to do so.
In the same segment, Graham went on to slam the left’s own proposed “voter reform” legislation, the so-called “For the People” act, claiming if passed, it would be nothing more than the biggest “power grab” in American history.
Graham echoed previous GOP lawmakers in his criticism of the Bill, also known as H.R. 1, and said that the Bill was not only unconstitutional but also enacts or inhibits various other contentious practices, including ballot harvesting, rollbacks of voter ID requirements, and altering the processes of the Federal Election Commission.
“Every time a Republican does anything, we’re racist,” Graham told Chris Wallace. “They use the racism card to advance a liberal agenda, and we’re tired of it. H.R. 1 is sick, not what we’re doing in Georgia.”
During his first White House press conference, Biden said that the Georgia election law was not only “sick” but “un-American.”
“What I’m worried about is how un-American this whole initiative is,” the president said. “It’s sick, it’s sick.”
Biden previously called the Georgia election bill “Jim Crow in the 21st century” and an “atrocity” that had “nothing to do with decency.”
The law standardizes voting hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or as long as 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. It requires two Saturdays of early voting instead of one and makes two Sundays optional for early voting. It continues to allow absentee voting without offering an explanation but requires a state-issued ID to request a ballot. The law also bans handing out water and food to voters waiting in line at the polls and shortens runoff elections from nine to four weeks.
The controversial law would also wrest election authority from Georgia’s secretary of state, allowing the legislature instead to appoint a chair of the state election board.
The left sees the Georgia law and similar ones being enacted across the country as a way to disenfranchise voters of color, while the right says they are merely efforts to curtail rampant voter fraud.
What do you think of the Georgia election law and similar ones being pushed by the GOP? Necessary to prevent the kind of voter fraud that happened in the 2020 presidential election or a way to suppress the number of minorities who can get to the poles? Please respond using the comments below!
6 thoughts on “Graham Says Biden Is “Playing The Race Card””
It makes sense to our family!
The United States should be governed by officials elected by its valid citizenship. Valid ID should be required and voter rolls should be accurately maintained. If you are a true American and love this country I can see no sensible reason why you would want anyone other than the country’s greatest stakeholders electing the people who will govern. HR 1 is an absolute travesty for our elections. Under HR 1, the citizens of this country will have no idea who elected our leaders. For all we know there could be a million mail in ballots from China or Russia or me for that matter.
This is counter productive and a defense shield that is worn down for many years. The US and the globe is in an pandemic similar to the spanish flu , 1918, the lockdowns, phase up,down and around, the guidelines, now the open enrollment soon for the population, starting , 4/21. Also , the uncertainity of the economy, and how much more can the federal govt provide the stimulus,atwentyfour trillion dollar debt, China has engulfed the globe economy, the open border crisis. So, let’s US put aside the political ideology, move into pragramatic policies.
I had a boss like Obidin once, all his employees got together and had him fired and replaced with a honest, fair and educated person.
Great name choice! Also, I couldn’t think of a better way to get our country back from the grip of these liberal crazies!! The biggest crisis this country is facing isn’t the pandemic or even the shit show at our southern border. It’s right on Pennsylvania Avenue. Our feeble minded president. His removal and replacement with someone other than that Harris broad would be a great start to a big fix.
I am a little late with my comment here but I just had to speak on behalf of Senator Graham. I see this attempt to destroy the filibuster as just another idea that can change the playing field from a little uneven to a complete tilt to the left. There is literally no shame in Biden and as for Harris and her entourage…holy smokes! I’m surprised she isn’t already looking at the paint schemes in the White House private residence. Senator Graham is correct in the assertion that anytime a person speaks in a conservative language or tone, they are deemed a RACIST!! Isn’t anyone getting sick of it ? I mean isn’t anyone ‘ else ‘ getting sick of it? I for sure am.