Tuesday 2 July 2024

Biden Campaign Accuses Newspaper Of Election Interference For Criticizing Biden

 Former Atlanta Democrat Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, a senior advisor to President Joe Biden’s campaign, slammed Georgia’s largest newspaper this week for criticizing Biden, saying that by doing so they were interfering in the election.

Bottoms made the remarks Monday afternoon during an interview on MSNBC with Chris Jansing when asked about what advisers are telling the president following his disastrous debate performance.

“Let me just say I was very disappointed with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,” she said in response to the newspaper’s editorial board writing that Biden should drop out. “As we have talked about making sure that we’re protecting elections and making sure there’s no undue influence, this was undue influence by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, or an attempt to influence.”

“I think voters should be able to make the decision the same way they did in primaries that were held,” she added, even though the Democrat Party did not hold primary debates.

When Jansing pushed back, noting that the editorial board was just doing its job, Bottoms responded: “Editorial boards are supposed to honor fair elections. I don’t think it’s fair when an editorial board with ten people sitting in a room are trying to influence an election, especially in a state like Georgia where there’s already been discussions about influencing elections.”

“If you’re going to ask a candidate to step aside, let’s also look at Donald Trump’s record and all of the reasons, including his indictment in Fulton County, trying to influence the secretary of state, his convictions,” she added. “Let’s put them side-by-side. I’ll take a 90-minute bad night over the totality of Donald Trump’s presidency any day of the week.”


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