The White House appears to be backtracking today over Biden’s controversial comments in Atlanta earlier this week. They are now claiming that Biden wasn’t really suggesting that Republicans in Congress were ‘racist’ for opposing the Democrat election bill:
NEWSMAX – President Joe Biden was not making a “human” comparison between opponents of pending voting rights bills and historical racists and segregationists in his address in Atlanta this week, the White House says.
In his speech calling for new voter protections, Biden asked whether lawmakers wanted “to be the side of Dr. King or George Wallace,” “John Lewis or Bull Connor” or “Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis.”
The comparison generated some blowback afterward, but press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden was not drawing a personal link between current lawmakers and notorious southern segregationists and the president of the Confederacy.
“I think everybody listening to that speech who’s speaking on the level, as my mother would say, would note that he was not comparing them as humans, he was comparing the choice to those figures in history and where they’re going to position themselves as they determine whether they’re going to support the fundamental right to vote or not,” she said Friday.
Pressed about the comparisons on Wednesday, Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin acknowledged the language pushed the envelope.
“Perhaps the President went a little too far in his rhetoric,” Durbin told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “Some of us do.”
“He was not comparing them as humans…” Yeah, right. And when Biden said Republicans were going to “put [blacks] back in chains”, he didn’t meant that either, right?
This is just a pathetic backtrack because of the blowback. I mean, when you’ve got CNN hosts saying you’ve gone too far and debunking your lies, then you don’t have much choice but to claim ‘he didn’t really mean it’.