The former HUD secretary says that airlines that oppose the law still require IDs to board flights.
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Drs. Ben Carson said on Tuesday that it was “disgusting” to hear Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Min., Compare Georgia’s new election law to South Africa Apartheid By the mid-20th century on “The Story”.
In a comment during a cable news interview, Omar praised the call to boycott the Peach State, saying that in the case of apartheid – which lasted from about 1948 to 1991 – separatist and institutional racist policies against the country’s black population Was abolished. Part of the boycott.
Omar claimed the new Georgia law saying, “Our hope is that this boycott will change the law because we understand that when you restrict people’s ability to vote, you create a democracy that is complete Doesn’t work that way. ” Which prohibits electrification in the vicinity of a poll, extends early weekend voting and tightens ID requirements for absentee voting.
Carson fired back that it was offensive that someone would use something as serious and dangerous as South African apartheid and compare it to Georgia law without actually clarifying the alleged similarities.
“It is so disgusting that people will try to take something terrible as apartheid and try to equal it and not make it clear,” he said. “This is the worst part. They make these accusations, they all climb on the bandwale and they won’t sit down and explain it.”
Carson said Omar’s comments are indicative of a major problem coming late in the US, in which people can make firebrand allegations without backing up their claims with facts – just racist accusations like “racist” and “Jim Crow”.
“We are not enemies of each other. Black hunting and trying to create white guilt does not take us well,” he said.
Regarding Jim Crow, the secessionist legislation passed by the Southern Democrats after the end of Reconstruction, Carson said it was also problematic to see President Biden’s term with renunciation.
Biden called the Georgia law “Jim Crow on steroids” and called Republican efforts to strengthen election laws a “mock”[ing] Jim Crow resembles Jim Eagle. “
“It is very sad that the leaders of the free world will be involved in disseminating information that is untrue. I wonder if these people understand history,” he said.
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“Do they know what the Jim Crow laws really were? They were a mechanism to reduce the rights that many blacks gained during Reconstruction and enforce segregation. The things people in those days Going through, they were horrifying. “
He Commented that Delta Airlines CEO Edward Bastian, who called Georgia law “undemocratic” among other criticisms, such as Omar, did not appear to back up his claims with the facts.
Carson noted that when Bastian opposed legislation strengthening ID requirements for Georgia voters, it is much less likely that he would allow someone to board one of his commercial airplanes without identification .
“I find it very strange that the CEOs of Delta and American Airlines are saying that the requirement of a voter ID card is racist. Trying to get on a Delta flight or an American Airlines flight without an official ID: you don’t go there Are. “
In the case of American Airlines, the company has come out in opposition to a similar bill in the Texas legislature.