Vernon Jones Reacts As The DOJ Says They’re Suing Georgia: “They Think Black People Are Too Damn Dumb To Secure A Voter ID & Properly Vote. This Is Racism At Its Worst”

[Image: Former Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones-- Twitter video screenshot. Attorney General Merrick Garland-- C-SPAN Twitter video screenshot. The Freedom Times compilation].

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday filed a lawsuit against Georgia over the state’s recently passed voting laws and it was announced by Attorney General Merrick Garland during a press conference. Garland alleged the laws are a violation of the federal Voting Rights Act’s protections for minority voters, as previously reported by The Freedom Times.

Vernon Jones, who is a candidate in the Republican primary for the 2022 Georgia gubernatorial election against incumbent Brian Kemp, reacted to Garland’s announcement, saying, in part, on Twitter Friday, “They think black people are too damn dumb to secure a Voter ID and properly vote. This is racism at its worst.”

The DOJ’s move is the first federal response to the push by Republican-led state legislatures for more regulations around elections; including mandating popular voter ID laws; rule changes around mail-in balloting; enhanced signature verification processes, audits, and more. Democrats, meanwhile, have pushed for sweeping legislation that would attempt to expand voting access; while rejecting controls around voter ID, mail-in balloting, and other proposed laws, The Epoch Times reported.

During Friday’s announcement, Attorney General Merrick Garland appeared to echo rhetoric from Democrats who argued that Georgia’s voting law would violate the rights of Black people and other minority groups.

“I promise we are scrutinizing new laws that seek to curb voter access, and that where we see violations of federal law, we will act,” Garland said. “In keeping that promise, today the Department of Justice is suing the state of Georgia. Our complaint alleges, recent changes to Georgia’s election laws were enacted with a purpose of denying or abridging the right of Black Georgians the vote on account of their race or color in violation of section 2 of the Voting Rights Act,” Garland claimed.

The attorney general, however, did not provide more details about the claim that the law violates minority groups’ rights during the news conference. Continued Below

Vernon Jones, in a video message posted on Twitter Friday, fired back at Joe Biden and the DOJ, saying, “I want to talk about what Jim Crow Joe Biden just did with his Justice Department– having Attorney General Garland to come and investigate Georgia election laws because they don’t Black people have the damn sense or can afford a free photo ID. That is so disrespectful to the entire Black race to even think that.”

“If he wants to investigate something in Georgia, he should investigate how Stacey’s [Abrams] law was used over state law in our elections. That’s right– using electronic signature verification and the so-called drop-off boxes that were used to harvest votes. Why doesn’t he investigate that?” Jones wondered.

“And by the way, Brian Kemp, you need to get on the stick and do this 159 county forensic audit right now so you can show the real fraud here, and stop being afraid of Stacey Abrams and working with Joe Biden’s administration to stonewall it. Again, there’s a dead cat on the end of this line, but I’m gonna fight the rest of my days on election integrity, not only in Georgia, but this country,” he added. Video Below

Attorney General Merrick Garland’s remarks in part:

Vernon Jones’ response:

Mr. Jones also urged the “feds” to “bring it on”:

He further pointed out:

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