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Remarks in an Exchange With Reporters Prior to Departure for Wilmington, Delaware

March 26, 2021

Q. Mr. President——

Q. Do you have a comment on the Georgia election law?

President Xi Jinping of China/President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin of Russia/Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom

Q. Have you invited President Xi and Putin to the climate summit?

The President. I haven't yet, but they know they're invited. But I haven't invited—I haven't spoken to either one of them yet individually.

Q. Okay.

The President. I just got off the phone speaking with the British Prime Minister. And yesterday I spoke with all the members of the EU. So—but I haven't spoken to those two.

Q. Did you have one——

Georgia's Election Legislation

Q. Can you comment on the new Georgia election law, Mr. President?

The President. Say again?

Q. The new Georgia election law.

The President. It's an atrocity. The idea—if you want any indication that it has nothing to do with fairness, nothing to do with decency—they passed a law saying you can't provide water for people standing in line while they're waiting to vote. You don't need anything else to know that this is nothing but punitive designs to keep people from voting. You can't provide water for people about to vote? Give me a break.

Q. And what are you going to do about it, Mr. President?

Q. [Inaudible]—with One Georgia?

NOTE: The President spoke at 2:59 p.m. on the South Lawn at the White House prior to boarding Marine One.

Joseph R. Biden, Remarks in an Exchange With Reporters Prior to Departure for Wilmington, Delaware Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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