Psaki Refuses to Say if Biden Will Stop Pushing Debunked Georgia Election Law Lies
White House press secretary dodges multiple questions about false Democrat claims
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki dodged multiple questions regarding whether Joe Biden plans to continue pushing debunked lies about Georgia's election law.
During a Monday press conference, Psaki refused to answer several questions from reporters about falsehoods on Georgia's new election security law being pushed by Biden and Democrats, even after the claims have been proven false.
Psaki was asked about the debunked claims that Biden has repeatedly made and whether Biden regretted his support for Major League Baseball boycotting the state after Cobb County, which voted for him in the 2020 election, said that it will lose more than $100 million in revenue.
“Is the president going to change the way that he talks about the new Georgia voting law?” one reporter asked Psaki.
"Because in that interview that you’ve referenced, he said, ‘the law would end voting at five o’clock when working people are just getting off,’ and he said it would end voting hours early so working people can’t have their vote after their shift is over,” the reporter continued.
"But The Washington Post gave that claim four Pinocchios because that part of the law gives counties the option to extend voting hours."
"And so I’m just curious if the president is going to change the way that he’s talking,” the reporter asked Psaki.
The press secretary deflected from answering the question which led to the reporter again noting that what Biden has said has been determined by election law experts to be false.
"So I’m just curious if he’s going to stop saying that?” the reporter pressed.
“Well, again, I think the fact-checkers will also tell you that this bill does not make it easier for people across the state of Georgia to vote, and that’s where he has concerns,” Psaki responded as she again dodged the question.
BOOM: Peter Doocy points out the fact that even The Washington Post found President Biden's claims about the Georgia voting law to be factually inaccurate and asked if he'll change how he talks about it.— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) April 5, 2021
Psaki denies Biden has been lying, saying he'll continue to denounce it pic.twitter.com/eYGjkMmfEr
In an interview on ESPN last week, Biden said that he would “strongly support” MLB pulling the All Star Game out of Georgia over the election law.
Biden described Georgia's new voting integrity legislation as "Jim Crow on steroids."
Shortly after his comments, the league announced it is boycotting the state.
Psaki was also asked if Biden thought through his remarks before the interview.
Here is the interaction that Psaki had with the reporter:
REPORTER: Just to follow up on the baseball All-Star Game. I know that you made a point that he did not dictate the league, move the All-Star Game out of Georgia, but he likes to say the words of a President matter. He said he would strongly support if players in the league wanted to do that and they did it. Does he think that the PGA should move The Masters Tournament that begins this week out of Georgia?
PSAKI: I’m not here to call for anyone on behalf of the President or the Vice President or anyone to take steps and reactions to the law in Georgia. The President was asked a direct question and the context of the question was also around the league meeting to discuss this exact issue and he answered the question.
REPORTER: Then should we believe that if PGA Tour players were arriving in Augusta this week or today to register for the tournament, if they got together and decided to, or talked about not participating, that is something he would strongly support or is there a difference between the [inaudible]?
PSAKI: I’m sure you will ask me that question or him this question, but our focus is on doing what we can to advocate for making voting easier and more accessible around the country. That’s where our efforts are going to be from the White House.
REPORTER: Before the President said that he would strongly support moving the All-Star Game out of Georgia, did he consider the economic impact? Because the Cobb County Tourism CEO is saying they’re going to lose $100 million dollars in lost business activity, 8,000 hotel rooms. Did he think about that before he said he would strongly support the move?
PSAKI: Again, he was doing an interview. He was given the context, as I just read out to you in full detail of how the question was asked. He answered the question.
Under questioning from Peter Doocy, Jen Psaki refuses to admit that Biden's support for MLB moving the All-Star Game out of Atlanta was a way of the White House putting their thumbs on the scales.— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) April 5, 2021
She also refused to comment on the loss of $100M from Cobb County. Go figure. pic.twitter.com/4i1bW0gWOC