(USNewsMag.com) – On January 11, President Joe Biden gave a fiery speech in Georgia at the Atlanta University Center Consortium. He called on lawmakers to kill the filibuster in order to pass voting rights. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was not impressed with the President’s remarks and condemned him in his own speech on the Senate floor the next day.
Senate Minority Leader McConnell called Biden’s speech “profoundly, profoundly unpresidential.” He said that he’s known the President for many years but told senators he didn’t recognize the person who was ranting on Tuesday.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said President Joe Biden’s speech on voting rights was a ‘rant’ and called it ‘incoherent, incorrect and beneath his office’ pic.twitter.com/S0ro9ca8qc
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Worse, during the speech, Biden likened those who don’t support the voting rights bill to former Alabama Governor George Wallace. The now-deceased Democrat governor was notoriously racist and worked against desegregation. Ironically, the President once bragged about being praised by the infamous racist.
FLASHBACK: Joe Biden once bragged about being praised by George Wallace. pic.twitter.com/kXhHBRLtrI
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The senator also criticized Biden for trying to push the Build Back Better plan. He pointed out that the President wants everyone to think “democracy is on death’s door” if voting rights legislation isn’t passed, but he spent nine months trying to justify his reckless taxing and spending spree before pushing for the legislation.
McConnell slammed Biden for calling Americans “domestic enemies” and accusing him of giving an intentionally divisive speech “designed to pull our country further apart.”
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