At a Democrats’ Senate hearing in Atlanta on Monday, race-mongering demagogue Sen. Raphael Warnock railed against his state for “voter suppression” and urged Congress to pass “federal voting rights” legislation.
“Over the last year, Georgia has become ground zero for the sweeping voter suppression efforts we’ve seen gain momentum all across our country,” Warnock charged falsely. He claimed the bill in his own state created “hurdles” such as forcing voters to request absentee ballots and implementing controls over ballot drop boxes. “This is a sacred moment,” he continued. “This is an inflection point in our country. We are in a 9-1-1 emergency for our democracy. History is watching us and the future is waiting to see if we will act.”
“After months of Pinocchios and fact checks, it is obvious Democrats still have not actually read SB 202,” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) said after the Democrats’ hearing. “For President Biden, Sen. Klobuchar, and her Democratic colleagues, their false attacks and politicized lawsuits aren’t about expanding voting rights at all. It’s about raising money and grabbing more power.”
Former Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), whom Warnock narrowly defeated in a Senate runoff race in January, called the hearing a “farce,” while Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) denounced it as a “silly stunt” based on “Democrats’ phony hysteria.”