Fox News’ Peter Doocy always seems to want the White House press briefings to be about him. It’s as if Doocy wants to be like CNN’s Jim Acosta during the Trump years. But, the problem for him is that he is not Jim Acosta, and President Joe Biden has a press secretary that isn’t a paid liar like Sean Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Kayleigh McEnany was.
Republicans are pushing for voting restrictions after former President Donald Trump lost the race eight months ago to Biden in both the electoral and popular vote. It’s pretty obvious what they’re doing to try to cling to power. Texas, we’re looking at you. Democrats left the state to break the state House’s quorum and block a bill that would make it harder for many Texans to vote, and Gov. Greg Abbott has threatened to have them all arrested. In response, the NAACP has offered to pay the bail for the Texas Democrats.
Doocy asked White House press secretary Jen Psaki if she “knew of any 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 said, “Welcome back,” then explained to Doocy that the president’s view is that “these Texas legislatures are making a statement through action.” She went on to say that it was “in opposition to efforts in their state to oppose restrictions on people’s fundamental rights, and their rights to vote in their state.”
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Bless his little heart. Oregon Republicans literally did this twice, fleeing their state to avoid a vote on a climate bill. They did it once in 2019 and again the following year to shut down a climate change proposal.
President Joe Biden delivered a powerful speech on voting rights Tuesday at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and called out Trump’s Big Lie of widespread voter fraud that doesn’t exist. If Doocy was paying any attention, he would already know President Biden’s thoughts on Republicans’ voter suppression efforts.
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