As we noted earlier today, Joe Biden headed to Georgia today to give a big speech for voting rights legislation that has no chance of getting passed.
Biden cannot even get his entire party behind the legislation, let alone Republican support.
Now, however, he has more significant problems, as advocacy groups chose to boycott the event.
All Talk, No Action
What was one of Donald Trump’s more popular phrases when running for office and after taking office?
He regularly accused politicians of being “all talk and no action.”
Since Joe Biden has taken office, he has fulfilled zero of his promises, and activists have had about enough of his jabbering.
Virtually every advocacy group pushing for voter rights has announced they have no plans on attending Joe Biden’s speech.
According to the Washington Examiner, “Organizers from the Black Voters Matter Fund, the Asian American Advocacy Fund, the New Georgia Project Action Fund, and the GALEO Impact Action Fund” told Joe Biden to stay in DC and do something rather than giving a speech about it.
Not only that, but Stacey Abrams, a Georgia native and voting rights legislation advocate, is also not going to attend.
The groups mentioned above also posted a statement in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which read, “Georgia voters made history and made their voices heard, overcoming obstacles, threats, and suppressive laws to deliver the White House and the US Senate.
“In return, a visit has been forced on them, requiring them to accept political platitudes and repetitious, bland promises.
“Such an empty gesture, without concrete action, without signs of real, tangible work, is unacceptable.”
The funny thing here is that Joe Biden does not even have enough support within his party to get this legislation passed, so it is a complete waste of time.
As we reported earlier today, Senator Manchin (D-W.V.) has already stated that he will not back breaking the filibuster, which is the only way this legislation gets passed.
Perhaps Joe should have stayed in DC to negotiate a bit more rather than head to Delaware for the better part of two weeks over the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Source: Washington Examiner