President Biden claimed “21st Century Jim Crow assault is real” during his comments in Philadelphia about voter ID election laws.
Biden promoted the Democrats’ voting rights bill For the People Act while slamming Republicans’ voter ID laws at the National Constitution Center.
Pres. Biden says the 28 Republican voting measures enacted across 17 states are a "21st century Jim Crow assault." pic.twitter.com/ip7zQAsGwn
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 13, 2021
This year, 17 states have enacted 28 new laws to make it harder to vote. Not to mention the nearly 400 bills that Republican members of state legislatures are trying to pass.
This 21st Century Jim Crow assault is real. It is unrelenting — and we will challenge it vigorously.
— President Biden (@POTUS) July 13, 2021
Fox News reports:
Biden went on to claim Republican-led election security reforms in states such as Texas, Georgia and Pennsylvania are akin to “facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War.”
Critics hit back at Biden over his Jim Crow comments.
The Democrat Party is singularly responsible for the institutional racism that has engendered suffering in vulnerable Black communities for generations–deprived of education, opportunity, public safety, the dignity of self-determination.
There's your Jim Crow, Mr. President. https://t.co/zb9CWiebgU
— Nan Hayworth, M.D. (@NanHayworth) July 14, 2021
From the man who was mentored by and eulogized a Grand Cyclops of the KKK, who's legislation saw incarceration a generation of black men, who is of the party of segregation, slavery & Jim Crow & still to this day targets black people who won't join their cult @JoeBiden is evil… https://t.co/ZORw6p6t2K
— Tony Shaffer (@T_S_P_O_O_K_Y) July 14, 2021
Biden on GOP bills that expand voting access more than currently allowed in his home state of Delaware https://t.co/4uaNExsmxb
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) July 13, 2021
Biden comparing voter ID laws to Jim Crow is outrageous and highlights Democrats’ willingness to ignore the importance of election integrity and use race to further divide the country.
Voter ID laws have nothing to do with race but everything to do with upholding the integrity of our elections.