As we reported earlier, Joe Biden has lied his head off about the new Georgia law.
Biden claimed that the new law was “Jim Crow on steroids.” Why?
He claimed that it prevented people from providing voters in line with food and water and that it ended voting at 5 p.m. “when people were getting off of work.”
First, it should be noted that neither claim is true.
As the WaPo’s fact-checker Glenn Kessler wrote it was false that voting was ended at 5 p.m. He gave Biden four Pinocchios for the falsehood (the worst rating for lies).
It wasn’t forcing anyone to shut down at five, it was setting that as a minimum business day for early voting and the hours on Election Day stayed the same, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“Biden framed his complaint in terms of a slap at working people,” The Post’s Glenn Kessler wrote. “The law would ‘end voting at five o’clock when working people are just getting off work’ or ‘ends voting hours early so working people can’t cast their vote after their shift is over.’”
“Many listeners might assume he was talking about voting on Election Day, not early voting. But Election Day hours were not changed. As for early voting, the law made a modest change, replacing a vague ‘normal business hours’ — presumed to be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — to a more specific 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. time period. But that’s the minimum.”
On top of that, the claim about food and water was also full of malarkey. What it prohibited was campaign workers from doing that, i.e. effectively using it as an opportunity to electioneer people while in line. It doesn’t prevent poll workers from providing water. The law will also directly cut down wait times, also meaning people will be less likely to need any refreshment.
But, in any event, for Joe Biden to suggest that any of this is somehow Jim Crow is beyond insulting and diminishing of the real evils of Jim Crow laws.
So when Jen Psaki was asked about the question during her briefing today, you would think that perhaps she try to explain away Biden’s lies or back away from them.
Instead, she defended his lies, repeating them again.
“It standardizes the ending of voting every day at five, right?” Psaki asked FOX Business’ Edward Lawrence while referring to the law. “It just gives options. It gives options to expand it, right, but it standardized it at five. It also makes it so that outside groups can’t provide water or food to people in line, right?”
No, it doesn’t “standardize it at five,” as we already explained. No, water is not prohibited, electioneering by campaign workers is prohibited. Voting is not restricted in anyway despite her lie. No, their tone has not changed because they continue to blatantly lie.