Rep. Burgess Owens, Utah Republican, who testified at the Senate hearing, recalled growing up Black in the ‘Jim Crow’ South, and said comparing Georgia’s law to the era of segregation is offensive.
"It looks like today's hearing is really just performance art in order to advance a false narrative about how far we have come in this country," he said. "Using charged rhetoric … is misleading. It is not constructive and it undermines public trust."
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