Georgia AG: DOJ lawsuit against new electoral law is ‘campaign leaflet’ and ‘overtly political’
Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr defended his state’s new voting rights law on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” highlighting what he called the politicization of the Department of Justice under the leadership of the US Attorney General Merrick B. Garland.
The law, signed by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, requires voters to present identification to request and / or cast a postal ballot, replacing the signature matching processes.
It also demands ballot boxes in every county, while demanding that they be physically secure, and tightens sanctions against elections at polling stations – the paragraph in the bill decried by Democrats as allegedly preventing online voters from receive bottled water.
The passage of the law led President Biden to declare him “Jim Crow on steroids” and Major League Baseball to withdraw his all-star game from the Atlanta area and move it to Denver.
Supporters of the law point to the fact that it makes Georgia a proverbially freer electoral state than the president’s home state of Delaware and the equally deep blue stronghold of New York – where MLB is based .
Carr called the trial a “campaign leaflet,” telling host Tucker Carlson that the DOJ “plays politics.”
“They do not respect the rule of law and this blatantly political trial is legally, factually and constitutionally wrong. Anyone looking at our law can see it improving security and access, improving the transparency of Georgian law,” he said. -he declares.
Carlson singled out the Justice Department official at the head of the trial, Kristen Clarke, named by Biden.
Carlson called Clarke a “bigot” – referring to his previous writings about black people being a superior race due to higher levels of melanin, a claim Clarke told Congress at his confirmation hearing was a satirical college exercise.
At the time, Clarke told Senator John Cornyn, R-Texas, that the controversial writings were a response to students offended by a controversial book co-authored by their professor, Richard Herrnstein, with sociologist Charles Murray.
“This is the eighth lawsuit we have now… I would just like to remind everyone that we have beaten Stacey Abrams in court every time she has filed a lawsuit against us since 2018 – and this is of an obviously political trial, “Carr later told Carlson.
Carr said Garland took office claiming he would depoliticize the DOJ, but did the opposite.
“I think the American people should be very concerned that this Department of Justice, and I’ll quote what Governor Brian Kemp said, the militarization of the Department of Justice should bother everyone. It has now been militarized by a group of political activists who don’t like what our state has done. “
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Carlson noted that Garland has a “Joe Biden quality” in his favor in that he appears sympathetic and moderate in person, but that when you carefully read or listen to his work and comments, you discover that he is ” an extremist [and] radical.”
“Attacking people on the basis of their skin color as an attorney general? Really? When was that allowed?” Carlson asked Garland.