Gov. Kemp Defends GA Voting Law: Biden's Staff Should Brief Him Better, You Can Get Water In Line | Video | RealClearPolitics

Gov. Kemp Defends GA Voting Law: Biden's Staff Should Brief Him Better, You Can Get Water In Line

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Governor Brian Kemp (R-Georgia) defends his new voting law after backlash from President Biden in an interview with FOX Business host Elizabeth MacDonald.


MACDONALD:  President Biden spoke with ESPN. He supports moving Major League Baseball's All-Star Game out of Georgia. Let's listen to the precedent here. Watch.
 
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JOE BIDEN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:  Imagine passing the law saying you cannot provide water or food for someone standing in line to vote? You can't do that? Come on.
 
Or you're going to close a polling place at 5:00, when working people just get off. This is all about keeping working folks and ordinary folks that I grew up with from being able to vote.
 
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MACDONALD:  What do you say to that, Governor?
 
KEMP:  I will say exactly what The Washington Post says. That's four Pinocchios, Mr. President. You're wrong. Your statements are wrong. You should really go after your staff for not briefing you better and giving you a note card on what the facts are, because you can get water when you're standing in line.
 
Voters can bring water. They can bring food. People can serve them water and food as long as it's not within the 150-foot buffer around the polling location, where we're not going to let people be electioneered and let candidates and third-party groups harass people.
 
But anything outside of that is fine. If the voter wants to leave the line and go get a bottle of water from a candidate or a campaign, they can certainly do that.
 
And, listen, I don't think the president even realizes that we're adding weekend voting in Georgia. How's that suppressing anything? How is that Jim Crow 2.0? I mean, these are outrageous -- outrageous claims the president's making only to pressure these corporate CEOs to supporting an unconstitutional takeover and nationalizing elections with H.R.1, and also, if you -- as you mentioned on the front part of your show, trying to distract from their inaction on the border of young children being dropped over 14-foot-high walls.
 
And we have got Georgia National Guard folks out there trying to help with that effort right now. And it's changed dramatically under this president.
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