White House 'deeply concerned' with arrest of black Georgia state legislator for knocking on governor's door

White House 'deeply concerned' with arrest of black Georgia state legislator for knocking on governor's door


The White House on Friday said it was “deeply concerned” with the arrest of a Democratic state legislator, a black woman, in Georgia for knocking on the governor’s door during a signing ceremony for a controversial voting bill.

State Rep. Park Cannon was seen on a now-viral video rapping on a large brown door leading to GOP Gov. Brian Kemp’s office inside the state Capitol. She was forcibly removed, arrested, and is facing two misdemeanor counts after repeatedly telling law enforcement officers she was an elected member of the Peach State legislature.

“I think anyone who saw that video would have been deeply concerned,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday.

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“The larger concern here, obviously beyond her being treated in the matter she was, is that law that was put into place,” she added.

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The law changes voting

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