Biden Invokes George Wallace to Disparage Republicans, Despite Having Praised Wallace in the Past

President Joe Biden’s history of praising segregationist George Wallace is resurfacing after the president invoked the late former Alabama governor in a speech on Tuesday. In his address from the Atlanta University Center Consortium, on the campus of Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse College, Biden promoted two bills in the Senate that would overhaul voting rules in U.S. elections. He also called for bringing an end to the filibuster if it’s needed to pass the bills. In the speech, Biden attempted to link Republican opposition to the bills to Wallace as well as former Birmingham Public Safety Commissioner Bull Connor and former president of the Confederate States Jefferson Davis. “So, I ask every elected official in America, how do you want to be remembered?” Biden said. “Do you want to be on the side of Dr. King or George Wallace? Do you want to be on the side of John …

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