Former New Jersey Gov. Chris ChristieChris ChristieExperts take pro-vaccine message to right-wing skeptics Chris Christie joins board of New York Mets Biden administration buys 100,000 doses of Lilly antibody drug MORE (R) argued Sunday that President BidenJoe BidenLawmakers say fixing border crisis is Biden’s job Trump calls for Republicans to boycott companies amid voting law controversy White House: GOP has ‘struggled to articulate a reason’ to oppose infrastructure plan MORE was lying when describing new voting laws in Georgia that critics say impose restrictions.
Christie, a member of the board of directors of the New York Mets, was asked by host George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosElizabeth Warren: Filibuster ‘has deep roots in racism’ Graham on proposed return of talking filibuster: ‘I would talk ’til I fell over’ Putin wishes Biden ‘good health’ after he calls Putin a killer MORE on ABC’s “This Week” about MLB’s decision to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta because of Georgia’s new voting laws.
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Christie called MLB’s decision a “symptom of what’s going on in our country right now” and then cited Biden’s inauguration speech as evidence of Biden having “broken his own rule.”
“He’s lying to the American people, George. He’s lying about this bill. He’s lying to the American people about it to cause the raging fire he said he was going to put out,” Christie said.
Biden has sharply criticized the new restrictive voting laws passed in Georgia, accusing the state’s Republicans of rushing to enact an “un-American law to deny people the right to vote.”
“This law, like so many others being pursued by Republicans in statehouses across the country, is a blatant attack on the Constitution and good conscience,” Biden said. “This is Jim Crow in the 21st century. It must end. We have a moral and constitutional obligation to act,” he continued.
The newly passed voting legislation in Georgia largely rewrites sections of the state’s election laws and seeks to tighten voting procedures in ways that Democrats and voting rights advocates say will curtail voting access and disenfranchise voters across the state.