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Donald Trump released a statement praising a comprehensive electoral law signed by Republicans in Georgia that introduces new tough electoral restrictions. This has otherwise caused an outcry, calling Joe Biden “Jim Crow in the 21st century”, “un-American”. and “an atrocity” which says his Justice Department will “take a look”.
Republican populist Ted Cruz has since been reprimanded for his midnight appearance on the Rio Grande to fuel the controversy over the immigration crisis on the border between the United States and Mexico. Democratic activist Beto O’Rourke accused him of “cosplay”.
Elsewhere, Mr Biden has invited both Russia and China to return to talks on the global climate crisis in hopes of strengthening international cooperation on the issue and uniting the superpowers, despite recently speaking to both Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping attacked.
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Joe SommerladMarch 27, 2021 10:23 am
Biden criticizes Georgia’s new electoral law as “Jim Crow in the 21st century” and “an atrocity”.
Joe Biden has mocked the Georgia Republicans’ all-inclusive electoral bill, which introduces harsh new electoral restrictions that many consider discriminatory as “Jim Crow in the 21st century” and “an atrocity”. His Justice Department will “take” a look at the measure.
Following the passing of election restrictions and the arrest of black lawmaker Park Cannon in Peach State, Biden urged members of Congress to pass the For The People Act, a massive suffrage bill to combat the wave of oppressive legislation being pushed across the country after Donald Trump’s election defeat.
The president also described Georgia’s bill, signed Thursday by state governor Brian Kemp, and dozens of other similar bills in at least 43 states, as “an obvious attack on the constitution and a clear conscience.”
“This is Jim Crow in the 21st century,” he said in a White House statement Friday. “It has to end. We have a moral and constitutional obligation to act. I again call on Congress to pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to make ballot boxes easier for all eligible Americans and prevent attacks on sacred suffrage. “
He said he intended to “take my case to the American people – including Republicans who joined the broadest coalition of voters in the past election to put the country before the party.”
“When you have the best ideas, you have nothing to hide. Let the people vote. “
Joe SommerladMarch 27, 2021 10:35 a.m.
Trump praises Georgia’s new electoral law but is ridiculed over the latest press release
Donald Trump has meanwhile issued a statement praising Georgia’s new rules and writing in a press release for his Save America PAC: “Congratulations to Georgia and Georgia state law for changing their electoral rules and regulations. You have learned from the travesty of the 2020 presidential election, which must never take place again. It is a shame that these changes could not have been made earlier! “
The ex-president also took part in an interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox News last night, claiming he’d rather send out press releases than on Twitter.
Here’s his latest – about Republican attorney John Durham’s slow investigation into the origins of the FBI’s Russia investigation, which received a lot of ridicule and ridicule last night – to give you an idea of the latest content:
Trump continued to use the interview to attack Biden’s record on the U.S.-Mexico border, an issue the president inherited from the Trump administration, and to downplay the unrest in the Capitol:
Justin Vallejo has this report.
Joe SommerladMarch 27, 2021 11:05 am
President invites China and Russia to take part in the next climate negotiations
Biden has invited Beijing and Moscow to return to talks on the global climate crisis in the hope of strengthening international cooperation in this area and uniting the superpowers.
It is a necessary step, but one that is on the heels of the new president, who openly criticizes colleagues Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin, holds the former accountable for democratic principles and the persecution of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, and the latter as “murderers.” “Denotes About the apparent Kremlin sponsored poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Joe SommerladMarch 27, 2021 11:35 am
The Georgia governor hits Biden back when Clinton, Warnock and Abrams are disgusted
Under attack Peach State Leader Brian Kemp made a statement on The Hill, in which he threw off Biden’s remarks on Georgia’s new electoral restrictions.
“It is not a ‘Jim Crow’ to ask for a photo or state-issued ID to vote by postal vote – every Georgia voter must do so by the time they vote in person,” he said.
“President Biden, the left and the national media are determined to destroy the sanctity and security of the ballot box,” he continued, claiming it was “obvious” that the President and his White House staff did not actually read the text of would have the new law.
“As State Secretary, I consistently led the fight to protect the elections in Georgia against power-hungry partisan activists,” emphasized Kemp.
“As governor, I will not back down to keep the Georgia elections safe, accessible, and fair.”
This is all very good, but Biden isn’t the only high-profile Democrat who isn’t convinced …
Joe SommerladMarch 27, 2021 12:00
The White House press secretary duels the Fox reporter
Right-wing Network’s Peter Doocy tried to argue that his employers didn’t get a fair hearing from the Biden administration at yesterday’s daily meeting, but Jen Psaki got none of it.
Joe SommerladMarch 27, 2021 12:25 PM
Beto O’Rourke reprimands Ted Cruz for the Rio Grande stunt: “The only threat you face is unarmed children and families.”
The Texas Democrat and activist beat the man who narrowly beat him in the 2018 Senate medium-term race for attempting to beat the “crisis cosplay” about the immigration crisis on the border between the United States and Mexico.
Cruz made a midnight visit to the banks of the great river this week, where he claimed he could spot three “people smugglers” on the other side even though it was completely dark.
O’Rourke was furious with his antics and made it admirably clear:
This is Andrew Buncombe on Cruz’s gadgets.
Joe SommerladMarch 27, 2021 12:50 PM
Amazon attacks Elizabeth Warren after she beat up the retail giant on taxes
The progressive Senator for Massachusetts attacked the online retail giant on Twitter by tweeting a clip of herself speaking to a Senate finance committee and saying the company had decided to “exploit loopholes and tax havens to do as well nothing to pay in taxes ”.
“You’re making the tax laws Senator Warren; We just follow them, ”Amazon replied in a rather angry series of tweets.
“If you don’t like the laws you made, be sure to change them.”
Joe SommerladMarch 27, 2021 1:15 p.m.
Bernie Sanders gathers Amazon workers in Alabama ahead of the union vote
Also, Warren’s progressive colleague from Vermont, who traveled to Birmingham, Alabama, on Friday to collect Amazon workers who organized what may be the first union in the company’s history.
“You are ready to stand up and say that every worker in this country deserves to have decent wages, decent working conditions, decent benefits and to be treated with dignity, not as a robot,” Sanders said.
Approximately 5,800 employees at Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama sorting facility are taking part in a high-stakes vote to determine their membership in the retail, wholesale, and department store union. Voting ends on March 29th.
“What you do takes a tremendous amount of courage, and what you do is not just for yourself, your children and your families – what you do is for workers across the country,” added the Senator.
Alex Woodward has this report.
Joe SommerladMarch 27, 2021 1:40 p.m.
“Sanders is quietly shaping the Biden government into something better.”
For Indy Voices, Michael Arceneaux says that the left still feels the Bern.
Joe SommerladMarch 27, 2021 2:05 p.m.