President Joe Biden spoke in Atlanta on Tuesday about voter suppression and laid the blame on the Americans that stood for the voter ID laws, saying they were enemies of democracy.
According to The Washington Examiner, the president explained that in order to ensure election safety we needed to call those who are supporting the voter integrity law the “enemy of the people.”
“It’s not enough to explain soberly but respectfully why they disagree with traditional measures such as requiring identification to vote. Instead, Biden and other Democrats must ascribe nefarious and imaginary motives to Republicans, equating GOP officials with virulent racists and insurrectionists,” the Examiner’s Quin Hillyer said in an analysis of the speech.
Biden said that for Republicans,“too many people voting in a democracy is a problem,” asserting that voter suppression was the only way for Republicans to win races.
The president went on to say that move toward “the kind of power you see in totalitarian states,” telling those in attendance that Republicans and their belief that voter ID laws should be enacted nationwide is going to break down the fabric of this nation.
“Even the liberal Washington Post fact-checker has given Biden ‘four Pinocchios’ for his dishonest claim that Georgia’s 2021 voting law restricts ‘voting rights.’ In truth, that measure made it easier, not harder, to vote in that state than it ever had been before,” Hillyer pointed out.
“This divisive, dishonest hack of a president is covering himself with ignominy, pushing desperately to rig the rules in his party’s favor. Joe Biden has become a shameful shell of a man. He dishonors his office and his country,” the journalist went on.
Democrats have stood staunchly against voter ID laws in the past few elections, making Republicans question whether they are attempting to buy the votes of minority communities, particularly illegal aliens who don’t have many recourses in obtaining government-issued ID.