In context: What Joe Biden said about George Wallace, Bull Connor and Jefferson Davis

Posted on AllSides January 25th, 2022
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In a speech in Georgia on Jan. 11, President Joe Biden pressed U.S. senators to pass the Democrats’ voting legislation. 

His words failed to gain the support of Republicans, but they did draw a sharp response from some in the party who were angered when Biden brought up the names of 1960s segregationists George Wallace and Bull Connor and Confederate leader Jefferson Davis.

Wallace was a four-term Alabama governor who opposed desegregation and famously stood in front of a door at the University of Alabama to block two Black students...

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