On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki became particularly irritated after a reporter asked her to justify Joe Biden’s fiery statements regarding elections.
She stated that she thinks anyone knows the major difference between instigating an uprising based on false claims. She added that those were discredited by 80 judges that includes some appointee by then president Trump.
Psaki continued, “I know there has been a lot of claim of the offensive nature of the speech yesterday, which is hilarious on many levels given how many sat silently over the past four years for the former president. But I would note that in our view and the president’s view what is far more offensive is the effort to suppress people’s basic right to exercise who they want to support and who they want to elect.”
So, suddenly it is okay for the President to baselessly undermine confidence in our elections?https://t.co/yrCn9gPgFR— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) January 12, 2022
Biden lied about supporters of his candidacy plotting a coup. No one has been charged with insurgency or treason by the FBI, and no one has been prosecuted with holding a firearm within the Capitol. There was no logistical or legal method for far-right radicals to carry out a coup.
Even more upsetting, Biden compared opponents of the federal takeover of state elections to racists who would back George Wallace.
“Do you want to be on the side of Dr. King or George Wallace? Do you want to be on the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor? Do you want to be on the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis?”— The Recount (@therecount) January 11, 2022
— President Biden urges lawmakers to support voting rights legislation pic.twitter.com/cIpacwOFyq
Mitch McConnell commented to Biden’s assault on Trump supporters and Republicans.
McConnell: "In less than a year, restoring the soul of America has become this: Agree with me or you're a bigot…From lowering the temperature to invoking totalitarian states and the civil war…You could not invent a better advertisement for the legislative filibuster[.]" pic.twitter.com/pqLB9AB4LT— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 12, 2022
Jen Psaki’s petulant retort, makes Senator Romney’s point valid especially when she threw the finger onto Trump. It should be emphasized that Mitt Romney is not a supporter of Donald Trump. In the second impeachment trial, he was one of the few Republican senators who voted to convict Donald Trump.
Psaki is correct: electoral trust is not a partisan problem. Unfortunately, President Biden wants to aggravate the issue by nationalizing the concerns that so many voters expressed worry about during state elections around the country.