Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Friday that President Joe Biden has lost all credibility for “having lied” about the Georgia election law.
“I think President Biden’s credibility is in tatters,” Gingrich told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “He reads these things that his staff writes, he has no idea whether or not they’re true. In the case of the Georgia bill the things that President Biden said are flatly false and he owes the people of Georgia an apology for having lied about what’s going on in Georgia.”
Georgia’s SB 202 became law March 25, in part limiting the number of drop boxes that can be used during an election and requiring voters to have identification whether they submit ballots in person or by mail. Biden criticized the legislation in a written statement, claiming, “among the outrageous parts of this new state law, it ends voting hours early so working people can’t cast their vote after their shift is over.” (RELATED: ‘Jim Crow 2.0’: Critics Compare Georgia’s Voting Integrity Bill To Racial Segregation)
The Washington Post awarded Biden with “Four Pinocchios” for his claim Tuesday.
Gingrich suggested the condemnation of Georgia’s law was part of a strategy.
“The left is desperate to have elections that they can rig. And they are going all out,” he said. “These are just plain lies. This isn’t complicated. You go to the bill, you look at the bill. You can vote on Sunday. They lied and said you couldn’t. You can vote earlier. They lied and said you couldn’t. You can get water in line. They lied and said you couldn’t.”
The former Speaker also took aim at the Democratic voting rights bill, H.R. 1, calling it the “Corrupt Politicians Act,” which Republicans have criticized because it would authorize people to vote with identification. (RELATED: Schumer Accused Georgia Republicans Of Eliminating Sunday Voting. There’s More To The Story)
“I think when people learn what’s in H.R. 1, they are going to be so angry at being totally misled.”
Biden also said the Georgia law was “Jim Crow in the 21st century,” in reference to the notorious segregation laws that prevailed throughout the south until the mid-1960s.