During a board meeting on ABC's This Week on Sunday, Christie said Biden has “broken his own rule” about saying the truth. The Republican, who temporarily ran for the Republican presidential nomination in the 2016 cycle, said Biden is “lying to the American people” concerning the law that conservatives have praised the measure as a policy that makes it easy to vote and hard to cheat.
“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. I’m very disappointed,” the former governor told host George Stephanopoulos.
"He is doing exactly what he sat around in the campaign and the transition and accused Donald Trump of doing. He is lying to cause racial divisions in this country. That's what he accused Donald Trump of doing and he's a liar and a hypocrite," Christie also said.
Yvette Simpson, the CEO of liberal advocacy group Democracy for America, lashed out at Christie. "You should ask the people who know. I’ve been doing voter protection for 10 years. Just the idea that you can’t get people water in line…," she said.
"That's not true," Christie said.
According to the voting reform law, members from politically affiliated societies can be corrected with misconduct for giving out water or other items to voters expecting in line at polling stations. The legislation does not prevent election workers from setting up food or water stations at polling centers.
Later throughout the panel assembly, former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he differed from Christie's remarks, adding, "Joe Biden’s not a liar."
In late March, Biden said he was "convinced that we'll be able to stop" the recently enacted voting law policy signed by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. "This [policy] makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle," the president added.
Voting rights activists and people like one-time gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams have also reiterated claims the law — which commonly requires voters requesting an absentee ballot to provide a driver's license or state ID number — disenfranchises voters in lower-income and minority communities.
"Well, Stacey Abrams, by the way, Stacey Abrams was in New Jersey, in my state, praising Phil Murphy this week for a voting law where New Jersey early voting is nine days. Half, half of what Georgia is, Christie said. "Yet she's on TV in New Jersey — I saw it myself — saying that this is one of the greatest voting expansion bills we've ever seen, but this is Jim Crow? I’m sorry, George."