Georgia State Sen. John Albers Slams Lincoln Project for Lying, Costing Him His Private Sector Job

 

Georgia State Sen. John Albers (R-Alpharetta) this week accused members of The Lincoln Project of telling falsehoods about him— falsehoods that reportedly cost him his job at an Atlanta-based law firm.

FOX 5 Atlanta reported that Albers had to resign from the Fisher Phillips Law Firm.

The controversy pertains to SB 62, which Albers is co-sponsoring. This is one of several voter integrity bills that legislators have introduced. SB 62 would, among other things, require that the name and designation of a precinct appears on every ballot.

Albers emailed a press release to address members of The Lincoln Project.

“Last week, in a series of since-deleted Tweets, The Lincoln Project knowingly lied about me in a desperate attempt to remain relevant and distract the public from its own transgressions. Among other things, they falsely accused me of trying to ‘suppress voters’ in several Tweets that also tagged my employer and several of its largest clients. These disgusting tactics are nothing new, but I will not allow this disgraced PAC to try to ‘cancel’ me or deceive my constituents and the American public,” Albers said.

“The truth is that I co-sponsored Georgia Senate Bill 62, which provides for ballots in the state of Georgia to have a watermark, seal and other security elements to include the precinct number—which are best practices. I did not sponsor or vote in favor of other recent bills in Georgia that sought to limit no excuse absentee balloting and reduce weekend voting. As a matter of fact, some groups attacked me for not supporting these other measures.”

Albers went on to say that he wants to make voting “available, transparent, and secure for all citizens.”

“I am proud of my work in this area.  And I will not allow myself to be cancelled, threatened, or intimidated based on lies about my record—particularly by a disgraced group facing well-publicized allegations of sexual harassment and financial impropriety,” Albers said.

“Even though The Lincoln Project is a flailing organization plagued by scandal and hypocrisy, its ‘words matter’ and have devastating consequences. Obviously, the strong-arm strategy of tagging my employer and some of its biggest clients in their false and defamatory Tweets about me was intended to destroy my career. And of course, regardless of the truth, I have already been falsely labeled, lost my job, and received threats against my entire family.”

As FOX 5 reported, The Lincoln Project, in a now-deleted tweet, accused Albers “of being ‘a co-sponsor of SB62 – a bill meant to suppress black votes & institute a new Jim Crow.’”

“The tweet also pointed out that Albers was “CIO of Fisher Phillips (@labor_attorneys), a firm that represents Americas’ biggest companies. They pride themselves on diversity & inclusion,” the station reported.

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]
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