There are some things CNN journalists can't accept. And one is the fact that Georgia decided to disagree with them and pass a new law designed to protect voter integrity. On Sunday evening’s CNN Newsroom, Ana Cabrera continued CNN and the liberal media’s false attacks on the legislation by bringing on a Democratic Georgia state representative to label the legislation as racist.
Cabrera conducted a softball interview in which she sympathized with Erica Thomas and her “fight” and Thomas alleged that the Georgia Republicans passed the voting laws because they do “not want people that don't look like them to be able to vote.”
Here's Thomas smearing the GOP as racist:
We have to face the Republicans on Monday that are trying to strip our voting rights away. And it's a lot to take. The emotion that is there when you can see how -- look into someone's eyes that does not want people that don't look like them to be able to vote. And so it's a lot to take in to fight this fight every single day and at the same time have to wake up another day to do it once again.
Cabrera continued to feed into the leftist’s racially charged rhetoric by asking if she believes that “the root of this issue has to do with race?”
Thomas replied by falsely claiming that Republicans passed the law because of “losing in 2020,” hyping her efforts “to fight these Republican,” and continuing to race bait by stating that Republicans are “taking our voting rights away”:
Well, I think the root of this issue has to do with the Republicans losing in 2020 and on January of this year. That is the root of this issue. You know, again, we should be doing a victory lap right now. We had astronomical numbers. People came out in raging numbers all over Georgia and so we should be celebrating. But we're not celebrating. We're trying to defend and fight these -- actually to fight these Republicans from taking our voting rights away.
The bill has nothing to do “with the Republicans losing in 2020.” It is an attempt to address a voting system which caused the drawn out and controversial 2020 Georgia Senate Races. Furthermore, it is aimed at protecting the integrity of Georgia’s elections through requiring photo ID for absentee voters, lessening the time period in which Georgians can request an absentee ballot, limiting where ballot drop boxes can be located, and appointing someone other than the secretary of state to head the state election board.
Of course, Cabrera does not care about the truth about the voting bill as she allowed CNN’s Juliette Kayyem to link the bill to the Capitol Hill Riot and declare that the bill is based on “white supremacy.”
CNN is not a news network but functions as a parrot on the shoulder of the Democratic party which repeats whatever the Democrats are saying.
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Read the full March 28th transcript here:
CNN Newsroom with Ana Cabrera
ANA CABRERA: Joining us now is Georgia state Representative Erica Thomas. And her colleague, Representative Park Cannon, made national headlines this week after she was arrested for simply knocking on the door while Governor Kemp was signing sweeping voting restrictions into law. She was -- you can see -- taken into custody by officers and she was charged with two felonies. Representative Thomas, thank you for being with us. You told CNN that Representative Cannon, who we just saw in that video, was traumatized after this happened. How is she and what's next in your fight?
REPRESENTATIVE ERICA THOMAS (D-GA): Yeah, it's step by step really. You know and again, like I said before, she's definitely traumatized. We all are. You know, even witnessing this is a very traumatic ordeal. Seeing that we have to go back to work on Monday and deal with all of this all over again.
CABRERA: What do you mean deal with all of this all over again?
THOMAS: So, we have two more days in this legislative session and we have to face the Republicans on Monday that are trying to strip our voting rights away. And it's a lot to take. The emotion that is there when you can see how -- look into someone's eyes that does not want people that don't look like them to be able to vote. And so it's a lot to take in to fight this fight every single day and at the same time have to wake up another day to do it once again.
CABRERA: You think that the issue -- the root of this issue is -- has to do with race?
THOMAS: Well, I think the root of this issue has to do with the Republicans -- Republicans losing in 2020 and on January of this year. That is the root of this issue. You know, again, we should be doing a victory lap right now. We had astronomical numbers. People came out in raging numbers all over Georgia and so we should be celebrating. But we're not celebrating. We're trying to defend and fight these -- actually to fight these Republicans from taking our voting rights away. They do not want this to ever happen again, so they're trying to put things in order like saying that requiring early voting hours to be 9:00 to 5:00 with just an option to stay to 7:00. You know, how can we do this to working Georgians that have to make a living wage within those hours? And you can see that this is targeted
CABRERA: And -- and we know we've got -- given a lot of attention to that one provision about making it illegal to give food or even water to people waiting in line to vote sometimes for several hours, eight hours, plus, in the past, often in the hot sun. That's, again, just one example of some of the, I guess, head-scratching elements of this bill. With this new law, what is your big fear for the next election?
THOMAS: You know, my big fear is just one of the fears that you said. You know, when the last election me and my daughter, we were passing out water, chips, all types of different things for -- for people that were standing in line for four to five to six hours. Can you imagine my daughter getting a misdemeanor or my daughter being -- being talked to by someone and saying, you can't do this, when she is trying to give a helping hand to an older person or someone that wants to -- to use their right to vote and stay in line? You know, these are fears that we think about every single time. And also, you know, when you think about the state takeover of elections, getting rid of the Secretary of State, a constitutional officer, getting rid of his duties that are in the Constitution, passing this without a constitutional amendment, and taking away his right to be over this election and letting them decide who is going to be over the State Election Board. They're cherry picking it and saying that they can give unlimited challenges to someone's voter registration. Why are we doing this? They're calling it the voter integrity bill, but this is not about integrity. This is about them trying to steal the election this year and next year and for years to come.
CABRERA: You're colleague Donna McLeod says there have been tensions since the legislative session began. Take a listen.
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REPRESENTATIVE DONNA MCLEOD (D-GA): One actually representative -- Republican representative -- stood up and said it's local control until we get out of control. And the only out of control situation is that the counties are not more diverse. We were dressed in -- for Black History Month we put on African attire to you know, salute the motherland and one of -- the same representative actually, stood in front of us and said are you going to do a sing and dance for me. This is the kind of stuff that's been going on.
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CABRERA: Assuming that's true, I have to call out that blatant racism. Can you describe the culture in the Georgia state capitol right now?
THOMAS: It is thick. It is -- it’s -- the culture there is very thick. You can cut the tension almost with a knife. You know, when they got up and they defended these bad election bills, they had the audacity to talk about Jim Crow and to say that Jim Crow was a Democrat and that our -- we are the ones that started Jim Crow. How dare they say those types of things and expect us to be silent. You know, we had one representative that even got up and -- and -- and screamed “Jim Crow was a Democrat,” and turned around to two -- three black women representatives. You know, this is getting out of control. It is one thing to be a state representative and to represent the people, but it's another thing to take that title and use it to slander and demean the Democrats in that House of Representatives. And again, that is a fight that we have to fight every single day. We have to go back on Monday and see what else they come up with. We still have other bills on the floor. They still have H.B..531 in the -- in the Senate. You know, we have a lot of different bills. There were so many election bills on the floor. So they might bring another one up tomorrow or Wednesday. We don't know.
CABRERA: Georgia state Representative Erica Thomas, I appreciate your time. Thank you for being with us.