President Joe Biden told reporters on Tuesday that he believed that the state of Georgia needed to ‘smarten up’ if it wanted to stop businesses from fleeing the state in response to its new law designed to crack down on voter fraud.
Biden went on to say that he found it ‘reassuring’ that many businesses were ‘speaking up’ about the new voting law which he likened to ‘new Jim Crow laws.’
As Fox News reports:
“It is reassuring to see that for-profit operations and businesses are speaking up about how these new Jim Crow laws that are just antithetical to who we are,” the president told reporters Tuesday.
“There’s another side to it too. When they in fact move out of Georgia, people who need help most, people who are making hourly wages, sometimes get hurt the most,” Biden said.
He said he supports however businesses decide to protest the law. “I think it’s a very tough decision for a corporation to make or group to make, I respect them when they make that judgment, I support whatever judgment they make. The best way to deal with this is for Georgia and other states to smarten up. Stop it, stop it,” he said.