The White House tried to downplay reports that progressive voting rights advocate and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams would not be in attendance at President Joe Biden’s speech addressing voting rights in Georgia.
“I spoke to Stacey this morning. We have a great relationship. We got our scheduling mixed up,” Biden told reporters on the White House lawn Tuesday, shortly before departing for Georgia. “We’re all on the same page.”
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that Biden “had a warm conversation” with Abrams shortly before he left.
“He saw it as a continuation of the conversation they’ve had for the last several years about their shared commitment to protecting the right to vote, to protecting democracy in this country,” Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force