Recently, the former US president Barack Obama has criticized the attempts of Republicans at voters suppression. He said so in a speech given at the funeral of John Lewis, a civil rights leader.
While referring it to as wide reform, he said that the people in power were “attacking our voting rights with surgical precision.” Source: BBC.
Further, he also condemned the heinous killing of George Floyd and the involvement of federal agents against the protesters.
He said- “Today we witness with our own eyes, police officers kneeling on the necks of black Americans,” Source: BBC.
“We can witness our federal government sending agents to use tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators.” He continued.
Obama said that officials in government were “doing their darnedest to discourage people from voting” by closing polling stations and imposing “restrictive ID laws” on students and minorities. Source: BBC.
Mr. Barack Obama also shed some light on the role of the US postal services in operating during the pandemic. On the contrary, President Donald Trump said that the postal voting might result in voters’ fraud. Mr. Trump gave the statements without sharing any evidence regarding the same.
While paying heartfelt tribute to Lewis, Mr. Obama said that he was the first black US President all because of the congressman’s fight for the black Americans’ civil rights.
Former Presidents George W Bush and Bill Clinton, along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attended the service.
While this, Mr. Bush said- “He believed in humanity and he believed in America,” Source: BBC.
The former president said that late Lewis did “everything he could to preserve this democracy, and as long as we have breath in our bodies, we have to continue his cause,” Source: BBC.
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