Biden ‘insulted’ after reporter asks why Stacey Abrams skipped his voting rights speech in Atlanta

President Joe Biden lashed out at a journalist for asking whether he was “insulted” by Stacey Abrams’ absence from his recent “voting rights” speech in Atlanta.

“I’m insulted you asked the question,” Biden said, according to Fox News.

“I will not flinch”

Days after he and his vice president compared Jan. 6, 2021, to Pearl Harbor, 9/11, and the Civil War, Biden gave a breathless, demagogic speech in Atlanta comparing Republicans who support popular voter ID measures to Jim Crow-era segregationists.

“I know where I stand. I will not yield. I will not flinch. I will defend your right to vote and our democracy against all enemies foreign and domestic,” Biden said, according to Fox.

Abrams’ absence from Biden’s rant was widely noted, given her importance to Democratic turnout efforts in Georgia, where she unsuccessfully vied for the governorship in 2018.

Biden and Abrams have sought to put on a united front, however, both blaming her apparent snub on a “scheduling conflict.” Biden emphasized that “everything’s fine.”

“I spoke to Stacey this morning. We have a great relationship. We got our scheduling mixed up,” the president insisted, according to Fox. “I talked to her at length this morning. We’re all on the same page, and everything’s fine.”

Biden’s “voting rights” push falters

On its face, the idea that the Democratic Party is having problems with “scheduling” just days after putting on an entire day of highly coordinated partisan messaging about the “insurrection” is laughable.

When Democrats have propaganda to push, they show up. So why did Abrams skip Biden’s speech? Some think that she is trying to distance herself from Biden, whose approval rating sank to 33% in a shocking poll Thursday.

Abrams, who still has political aspirations, is running for the governorship again this fall, as Fox notes. Unfortunately for her and other progressives looking to make sweeping changes ahead of Election Day, Biden’s so-called “voting rights” agenda is faltering.

Biden admitted as much Thursday after Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) reiterated her support of the Senate filibuster, which the president came out against in his speech. “The honest to God answer is I don’t know whether we can get this done,” Biden said. Shouting, he added, “As long as I’m in the White House, as long as I’m engaged at all, I’m going to be fighting.”

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