Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell defended Georgia’s controversial new voting law on Monday, pushing back on President Biden’s characterization of the legislation as modern-day Jim Crow, and warning corporations against feeding into an “Outrage-Industrial Complex.”
McConnell (R-Ky.) spoke out in a blistering new statement released as a bitter partisan debate over the facts of the new law — and pushes for others like it — continued to rage.
“We are witnessing a coordinated campaign by powerful and wealthy people to mislead and bully the American people,” wrote McConnell, pinning the blame on Biden as commander-in-chief. “The President has claimed repeatedly that state-level debates over voting procedures are worse than Jim Crow or ‘Jim Crow on steroids.’ Nobody actually believes this.”
Biden has run afoul of fact-checkers for repeatedly misdescribing details of the law, including recently saying “it’s sick” that the law will “end voting at 5 o’clock when working people are just getting off work.”
In fact, the bill