During a press conference on Monday, Peter Doocy pressed White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on whether President Joe Biden will stop repeating lies about the new Georgia voting law.
“Is the president going to change the way he talks about the new Georgia voting law?” Doocy began.
He then brought up Biden’s claim that working people would be unable to vote after working hours. However, according to The Washington Post, “that part of the law gives counties the option to extend voting hours.”
Unsurprisingly, Psaki responded in a roundabout way.
“Fundamentally, the president doesn’t believe it should be made harder to vote,” she said. “He believes it should be easier.”
She continued explaining the ways the bill makes it harder for Georgians to vote: “This bill makes it harder to request and return an absentee ballot. It collapses the length of Georgia’s runoff election, making it harder for large jurisdictions to offer early voting, and imposes rigid new restrictions on local officials’ ability to set polling hours to suit the needs of voters in their county.”
“Those are all pieces of the bill. So his view is that we need to make it easier and not harder to vote, and that will continue to be what he advocates for,” she claimed.
Not letting that stop him, Doocy continued: “But the thing he said has been determined by election law experts to be not true. So I’m just curious if he’s going to stop saying that.”
In response, the press secretary said, “The fact-checkers will also tell you that this bill does not make it easier for people across the state of Georgia to vote. That’s where he has concerns,” and apparently that was the end of that.