Peter Doocy, a reporter for Fox News, intensely questioned Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary, again this past Wednesday concerning Old Uncle Joe’s stated support of Texas Democrats in the wake of their insane decision. Recently, they took efforts to try and stall, or even block, a series of reform legislation from passing by leaving the state and refusing to show up in order to do their jobs and vote on the matter.
“About voting rights and these Texas lawmakers who have come to Washington,” started Doocy. “do you know… of any examples from his 36 years in the Senate that Joe Biden just hopped on a train and left town to avoid a vote that he knew he was going to lose?”
Psaki proceeded to break into laughter at the questions, and stated, “Welcome back,” which prompted laughter from other reporters around the room at the press conference.
“Look,” Psaki started, “I think that the president’s view is that these Texas legislators were making a statement through action in opposition to efforts in their state to oppose restrictions on people’s fundamental rights and their rights to vote in their state.”
“That is why they departed. The vice president met with these legislators yesterday and the vice pres — and the president, I should say — certainly applauds their actions and their outspoken opposition to… efforts to put in place restrictive measures in their state,” Psaki continued.
In response, Doocy stated, ‘And maybe it is funny to think about it that way, but the president is talking about this as the most serious assault on our democracy —”
To which Psaki interrupted, stating, “I don’t think anything about this is funny. I think what is important to note, though, here is that there are 28 states, including Texas, where there are laws in place or in process to make it harder to vote and it requires bold action. It requires bold voices to speak out against that and make sure people understand their rights.”
“That’s exactly what’s happening here,” she added.
Doocy again responded, “So does the candidate, who is now president, who told people…he knew how to make deals with Republicans — he’s meeting with Republicans today — does he think that the best way to prevent something bad from happening, that he thinks is bad, from happening in Texas is for these lawmakers to be hiding out in a different state or for them to go back and sit down at the table?”
“The president fundamentally believes you should work together in areas where you can find agreement, as he is on the bipartisan infrastructure framework that is going to help rebuild roads and rails and bridges around our country,” stated Psaki.
“And also that you should be outspoken where you have concerns about affront to democracy” she went on. “That’s what he did yesterday and that’s what these legislators are doing now.”
Recently, Democrat lawmakers in Texas fled their state in order to block state Republicans from gaining a quorum needed in order to conduct business. The Senate of Texas still went ahead and passed the voter integrity bill, however, in spite of the missing legislators.
Peter Doocy SLAMS Biden's support for the Texas lawmakers who fled the state in protest of an election integrity bill: “Do you know of any examples from his 36 years in the Senate that Joe Biden just hopped on a train and left town to avoid a vote that he knew he was gonna lose?” pic.twitter.com/oFbTqZw6W3
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