Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy asked Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary, Friday about President Joe Biden’s comparison of Republicans to segregationists.
The president suggested that senators in opposition of two Democrat-led elections bills, the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, are akin to George Wallace, Bull Connor and Jefferson Davis in a Tuesday speech. These bills will nationalize federal elections, and allow the Justice Department to challenge discriminatory state election laws.
But, as we discussed a year ago, he now talks about Republicans who don’t support voting rights. He’s describing them like Bull Connor, George Wallace and Jefferson Davis,” Doocy stated. What happened to the man who said, “To make progress, we must stop treating others as our enemy” when he was elected? ‘”
I think everyone who listened to that speech would notice that he wasn’t comparing them as people. He was comparing their choices to historical figures and where they will position themselves to decide if they support the fundamental right of voting.
” Last thing, the Bengals play tomorrow. I’m giving this shoutout to my husband so that he will be happy at home. They haven’t won a playoff game in 31 years,” she concluded. (RELATED: Fox News’ Doocy Grills Jen Psaki On Joe Biden’s Past Support For The Filibuster)
Doocy also pressed Psaki on pieces of the administration’s legislative agenda that have failed to pass or have been overturned. “Well, Peter, I’d say that if you look back on last year and see what we accomplished that includes getting the American Rescue Plan through, then you will see that it was a package that contributed to cutting childhood poverty by 500%. This has helped ensure that economic growth is faster, toward a record-low unemployment rate, and schools are open across the country, more than 95%.” “A package that has contributed to cutting childhood poverty by 40%, has helped ensure we are moving at a faster pace toward economic growth, toward a record-low unemployment rate, helped ensure that schools, more than 95%, are open across the country.”
Psaki touted the passage of the $1. 75 trillion infrastructure bill and the approximate 200 million vaccinated Americans across the U.S. She said Biden will “press forward” on his administration’s priorities.
The Supreme Court blocked Biden’s vaccine-or-testing r