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Christie: Biden lying about Georgia voting bill

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris ChristieChris ChristieEnergy secretary: 'We don't want to use past definitions of infrastructure' Christie: Biden lying about Georgia voting bill Experts take pro-vaccine message to right-wing skeptics MORE (R) argued Sunday that President BidenJoe BidenHouse panel approves bill to set up commission on reparations Democrats to offer bill to expand Supreme Court Former Israeli prime minister advises Iran to 'cool down' amid nuclear threats MORE was lying when describing new voting laws in Georgia that critics say impose restrictions.

Christie, a member of the board of directors of the New York Mets, was asked by host George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosBiden was right to call Putin a 'killer' — but is he doing enough to save Alexei Navalny? Senate Republican targets infrastructure package's effect on small business job creators Energy secretary: 'We don't want to use past definitions of infrastructure' MORE on ABC's "This Week" about MLB's decision to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta because of Georgia's new voting laws.

Christie called MLB's decision a "symptom of what's going on in our country right now" and then cited Biden's inauguration speech as evidence of Biden having "broken his own rule."

"He's lying to the American people, George. He's lying about this bill. He's lying to the American people about it to cause the raging fire he said he was going to put out," Christie said.

Biden has sharply criticized the new restrictive voting laws passed in Georgia, accusing the state's Republicans of rushing to enact an “un-American law to deny people the right to vote.”

“This law, like so many others being pursued by Republicans in statehouses across the country, is a blatant attack on the Constitution and good conscience,” Biden said. “This is Jim Crow in the 21st century. It must end. We have a moral and constitutional obligation to act,” he continued.

The newly passed voting legislation in Georgia largely rewrites sections of the state's election laws and seeks to tighten voting procedures in ways that Democrats and voting rights advocates say will curtail voting access and disenfranchise voters across the state.