Biden links Republicans with segregationist George Wallace, whom the president himself has praised

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President Joe Biden attacked Republicans Tuesday by attempting to link them to segregationist George Wallace but received pushback online from many who pointed out that Biden has repeatedly praised Wallace in the past. 

“FLASHBACK: Joe Biden once bragged about being praised by George Wallace,” the House GOP Twitter account posted Tuesday following a speech In which Biden tried to tie modern-day Republican election integrity bills to the racist views of prominent Democrats like George Wallace, Bull Connor and Jefferson Davis. 

US President Joe Biden speaks with reporters on the South Lawn before departing from the White House on Marine One on Jan. 11, 2022 in Washington, D.C. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images)

Biden, in an unusually vitriolic speech by a president who casts himself as uniting the nation and healing its wounds, suggested Republicans who said Democrat-backed election changes stood in opposition to democracy itself.

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“So I ask every elected official in America, how do you want to be remembered?” Biden said during remarks from the Atlanta University Center Consortium, on the campus of Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse College. “Do you want to be

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