Old Uncle Joe has finally responded to the incident concerning Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) in which a group of left-wing activists chased her into a bathroom and harassed her over this past weekend. Concerning the incident, he stated that it “happens to everybody” and that it was just “part of the process,” seemingly approving of the actions taken by the activists.
Quite a few of these activists seemed to parrot Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda to an absurd degree as they chased the senator into a bathroom on campus at Arizona State University, all while recording the incident.
Biden was questioned by Peter Doocy, the Fox News White House correspondent, concerning the incident as part of a short press conference that was held on Monday.
“Mr. President, you’re talking about how you have 48 Democratic votes right now,” started Doocy. “The other two have been pressured over the weekend by activists. Joe Manchin had people on kayaks show up to his boat. Senator Sinema last night was chased into a restroom.”
“Do you think that those tactics are crossing a line?” questioned Doocy.
“I don’t think they’re appropriate tactics, but it happens to everybody,” responded Old Uncle Joe. “The only people doesn’t happen to people who have Secret Service standing around them. So it’s part of the process.”
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In response, Sinema released a statement about the incident in a press release that came to light just a few minutes before Biden made his remarks.
“Yesterday, several individuals disrupted my class at Arizona State University. After deceptively entering a locked, secure building, these individuals filmed and publicly posted videos of my students without their permission — including footage taken of both my students and I using a restroom,” stated Sinema. “In Arizona, we love the First Amendment. We know it is vital to our democracy that constituents can freely petition, protest, or criticize my policy positions and decisions.”
“The activist group that engaged in yesterday’s behavior is one that both my team and I have met with several times since I was elected to the Senate,” she continued. “and I will continue engaging with Arizonians with diverse viewpoints to help inform my work for Arizona.”
“Yesterday’s behavior was not legitimate protest. It is unacceptable for activist organizations to instruct their members to jeopardize themselves by engaging in unlawful activities such as gaining entry to closed university buildings, disrupting learning environments, and filming students in a restroom,” Sinema stated. “In the 19 years I have been teaching at ASU, I have committed to creating a safe and intellectually challenging environment for my students. Yesterday, that environment was breached. My students were unfairly and unlawfully victimized. This is wholly inappropriate.”
Sinema concluded by saying, “It is the duty of elected leaders to avoid fostering an environment in which honestly-held policy disagreements serve as the basis for vitriol — raising the temperature in political rhetoric and creating a permission structure for unacceptable behavior.”