Biden’s Department of Justice will mull its options regarding Georgia’s recently established election reforms.
While speaking to reporters after disembarking Air Force One, Biden stated that his administration is “taking a look” at the legislation.
“Well, we’re working on that right now,” said Biden. “We don’t know quite exactly what we can do at this point. The Justice Department is taking a look as well.”
“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,” claimed Biden in a statement earlier on Friday.
“If you want any indication that it has nothing to do with fairness, nothing to do with decency, they pass a law saying you can’t provide water for people standing in line while they’re waiting to vote,” continued Biden. “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.”
The law, signed by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp on Thursday, will require voters to show identification before voting, including when voting absentee by mail, limiting drop boxes and the early voting period for runoff elections
The law also bans groups from providing food and beverages to those waiting in line to vote.
“Congratulations to Georgia and the Georgia State Legislature on changing their voter Rules and Regulations,” said former President Donald Trump. “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!”
During his first solo press conference on Thursday, Biden claimed the bill is “un-American.”
“What I’m worried about is how un-American this whole initiative is. It’s sick,” said Biden. “This makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle. I mean, this is gigantic what they’re trying to do and it cannot be sustained.”
“There is nothing ‘Jim Crow’ about requiring a photo or state-issued ID to vote by absentee ballot, every Georgia voter must already do so when voting in person,” said Kemp. “It is obvious neither President Biden nor his handlers have read SB 202.”