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Burgess Owens defends new Georgia voter laws

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Rep. Burgess Owens, R-UT, defended Georgia’s new voter legislation against Democrats who claim the new laws are a return to the era of Jim Crow.

Owens gave a few examples of what were actual Jim Crow measures and explained how Georgia’s voter laws do not compare to the dividing and segregative measures that were known as Jim Crow laws on Thursday’s episode of “The Ingraham Angle.”

Ingraham began listing real Jim Crow laws that existed in the southern U.S. states from the post-Civil War era until around 1968:

  • No colored barber shall serve as as a barber to white women or girls.
  • All persons licensed to conduct a restaurant, shall serve either white people exclusively or colored people exclusively.
  • It shall be unlawful for a white person to marry anyone except a white person.

Owens shared that he, his dad and his grandfather all grew up in the Jim Crow south. “I was 16 years old when I finally had the chance to experience meeting white Americans,” Owens told Ingraham.

“I grew up in a community that was all segregated. A very proud community, by the way. And Laura let me say this, I’m sick and tired of the hard left and these black elitists putting my race down and putting the greatest generation that ever lived down,” Owens said.

“My dad’s generation and my grand dad’s generation loved our country. They were about meritocracy and proving that they are worthy of respect by commanding respect. So to hear that we are half this hopeless race? No, that’s marxism, that’s lies, that’s not my race or my parents I was raised with. I’m so thankful I grew up around the people I did in the 1960s.”

President Joe Biden called Georgia’s new voter legislation “Jim Crow on steroids” and said he would “strongly support” moving the MLB All-Star game out of the state.

“Look at what’s happened across the board. The very people who are victimized the most are the people who are the leaders in these various sports, and it’s just not right,” Biden said during an interview with ESPN on Wednesday. “This is Jim Crow on steroids, what they’re doing in Georgia and 40 other states.”

Ingraham fired back at Biden and reminded viewers what Jim Crow laws were actually like for baseball players in the south.

A Jim Crow law that was enacted in Georgia stated, “It shall be unlawful for any amateur colored baseball team to play baseball in any vacant lot or baseball diamond within two blocks of any playground devoted to the white race.”

The All-Star Game is set to occur on July 13 at the Atlanta Braves’ Truist Park.

Follow Annaliese Levy on Twitter @AnnalieseLevy

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Uvalde, TX Mayor Calls Beto O’Rourke a ‘Sick Son of a B****’ After he Heckled Gov. Abbott’s Presser

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The vile act of politicizing horrific tragedies such as the Uvalde, Texas elementary school massacre, has been in full force. Democrat Beto O’Rourke “was escorted out of Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s press conference Wednesday after he showed up and heckled the governor in the middle of an update on the elementary school massacre in Uvalde” reports The Blaze.

Beto is a former congressman from El Paso, Texas as well as a Democratic presidential nominee briefly for the 2020  elections. During his time, he campaigned hard on his support for a mandatory gun buyback scheme.

The Blaze reported on Beto’s behavior at Abbott’s press conference:

As Abbott was finishing his remarks to reporters, O’Rourke, the Democratic candidate for governor, stood up and began speaking about the need for gun control legislation.

“Excuse me,” Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said as O’Rourke ignored him and went on about how “the time has come to put a stop” to gun violence. O’Rourke did not have a microphone, and most of his comments were inaudible.

“Sit down!” shouted Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) as the Democrat kept speaking.

“You’re out of line and an embarrassment!” Patrick told O’Rourke, while others began raising their voices.

“You are doing nothing!” O’Rourke yelled at Abbott as police officers began to march him out of the room.

“You need to get his a** out of here, this isn’t the place to talk this over,” said Uvalde Mayor Don Mclaughlin, calling O’Rourke a “sick son of a b****.”

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