Burgess Owens slams Biden’s ‘disgusting and offensive’ claim that Georgia voting law is ‘Jim Crow on steroids’

Rep. Burgess Owens took aim at President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party over claims that Georgia’s new voting law is “Jim Crow on steroids.”

“President Biden said of the Georgia law, ‘This is Jim Crow on steroids.’ With all due respect, Mr. President, you know better. It is disgusting and offensive to compare the actual voter suppression and violence of that era that we grew up in with a state law that only asks that people show their ID,” Owens, who grew up in the Jim Crow South, said Tuesday during a Senate judiciary hearing called “Jim Crow 2021: The Latest Assault on the Right to Vote.”

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