Biden Warns Georgia to 'Stop' Voting Law or Risk Losing More Woke Businesses
Democrat tells state officials to 'smarten up' and walk back election integrity measures
Joe Biden has sent a warning to Georgia, telling officials to "smarten up" and "stop" the state's election integrity law, or risk losing more woke businesses.
Despite being corrected, he continued to push falsehoods about the law while speaking with reporters on Tuesday, again wrongly branding it the "new Jim Crow."
A reporter asked Biden whether the famed professional golf tournament "The Masters" should also move out of Georgia in protest.
"I think that's up to the Masters," Biden replied before launching into a misleading offensive about the law.
"Look, you know, it is reassuring to see that for-profit operations and businesses are speaking up about how these new Jim Crow laws are just antithetical to who we are," Biden said.
Though he noted, "There's another side to it, too.
"The other side to it too is: When they, in fact, move out of Georgia, the people who need the help the most — people who are making hourly wages — sometimes get hurt the most."
Yet despite acknowledging the woke business protest movement could ultimately hurt working-class people, Biden didn't admonish the companies.
Instead, he blasted Republican lawmakers in Georgia for forcing their hand.
He added that he supports the companies in whatever way they decide to protest the law.
"I think it's a very tough decision for a corporation to make or a group to make, but I respect it when they make that judgment, and I support whatever judgment they make," he continued.
"But it's — the best way to deal with this is for Georgia and other states to smarten up. Stop it. Stop it.
"It's about getting people to vote."
Biden has not been shy in his criticism of the new law, according to The Blaze.
The newly passed law aims to bolster the integrity of elections in the state in part by requiring photo ID for absentee voting and establishing secure drop box locations.
And in March, during his first presidential press conference, Biden wrongly claimed that the law prevents working people from voting by shutting down voting after 5 p.m.
The latter earned a "Four Pinocchios" mark from left-wing Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler — the worst grade possible.
In his assessment, Kessler noted that the law, rather than restricting voting hours, actually expands them.