Mitch McConnell defends Georgia voting law, warns ‘woke’ corporations

Mitch McConnell defends Georgia voting law, warns ‘woke’ corporations

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.”

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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

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