White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked during a press briefing on Wednesday whether President Joe Biden still believes Georgia’s election integrity law, which was passed in 2021, is akin to “Jim Crow,” given the fact that Warnock won by a significant margin during his run-off election.
“The president … called it ‘Jim Crow in the 21st century‘ and a blatant attack on the Constitution. So does he still see it that way?” Fox News’s Jacqui Heinrich asked.
“There was suppression,” Jean-Pierre replied. “We saw that throughout the Georgia election. So that is something that was reported on. So I leave it to those reports. But even with that, the American people came out.”
Another White House spokesman doubled down on Jean-Pierre’s claims, pointing to a statement from Warnock’s campaign that alleged long voting lines on the day of the run-off.
“There will be those both in our state and across the country who will point to our victory tonight and try to use it to argue there is no voter suppression in Georgia,” Warnock said in a speech on Tuesday.
“Let me be clear: The fact that millions of Georgians endured hours in lines, and were willing to spend hours in line — lines that wrapped around buildings and went on for blocks, lines in the cold, lines in the rain — is most certainly not a sign voter suppression does not exist.”
Georgia’s election integrity law has been smeared by Democrats even though it expanded early voting by adding a second mandatory Saturday and allowing counties to extend early voting times beyond normal business hours. However, because the law also included provisions requiring a photo ID to get an absentee ballot, Democrats have claimed it is unfair.