Psaki Roasted by Reporter over Biden’s Failures, Her Reaction Says It All
White Press secretary faces massive grilling
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was given some home truths about Joe Biden’s recent failures, and Thursday may have been the worst day so far.
Biden’s recent disasters included his push to invoke the “nuclear option” and do away with the filibuster for the Democrats' proposed voting overhaul was rebuffed by both Democratic Party holdouts in the Senate.
His vaccine mandate was also struck down by an appeals court.
To top things off, the weekly unemployment claims report was a disaster as Biden’s approval rating plummeted to a new low, according to a Quinnipiac poll.
The awful couple of weeks was pointed out to Psaki who awkwardly smirked throughout the grilling.
The reporter stated the obvious; things are going pretty poorly right now for the White House.
“You know, Build Back Better is being blocked. Voting rights is being blocked. Diplomatic talks with Russia doesn’t seem to have brought us back from the brink of war," the reporter said.
“Inflation is at a 40-year high. The virus is setting records for infection,” he said.
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“So, as we kind of hit this one-year period, and a period where everything seems like it’s in pretty rough shape, or nearly everything — which is not an invitation, I guess, to list off some other things — I’m wondering, at what point do you take stock and say that things need to change internally, whether it’s your outreach with the Hill, whether it’s the leadership within the White House,” the reporter added.
“You seem to be stymied on an incredible number of fronts right now,” he added — a relative understatement.
While still smirking, Psaki responded to the reporter, telling him she would “give you a little bit of a different take on this.
“More than 200 million people are vaccinated. We’ve had record job growth, record low unemployment rates, historically, in this country, over the last year. We’ve rebuilt our alliances and our relationships around the world,” she said.
“And right now, as it relates to Russia, as you heard our National Security Advisor convey, we’re working with partners around the world to convey very clearly — it’s up to them to make a choice about what’s next,” Psaki added.
“We’re not going to make that on their behalf.
"It’s up to them to determine if there are going to be crippling economic sanctions or not, or — if they decide to move forward.”
She then noted that “when you have a small margin and threshold in the Senate, it’s very difficult to get things done and to get legislation passed.”
On the subject of Biden’s failure in the Senate, Psaki said:
“We are still continuing to work with members to determine the path forward on Build Back Better, that we have the vast majority of Democrats in the Senate supporting voting rights. That’s a path forward for us.”
But it’s not if you don’t have the votes of Manchin and Sinema.
As The Western Journal reported:
The slim majority — not actually a majority, but a 50-50 party split with ties decided by the vice president — is predicated upon both of those moderate-ish Democrats going along. On both Build Back Better and doing away with the filibuster for voting overhaul, they don’t have both on board.
Psaki insisted, “our effort is to do hard things, try hard things, and keep at it.
"So, we just don’t see it through the same prism.”
The reporter responded:
“So, the sense is things are going well; there’s no need for change right now?”
Psaki didn’t give a rational answer, merely saying that “having worked in a White House before, you do hard things in White Houses.
"You have every challenge at your feet — laid at your feet, whether it’s global or domestically.
"And we could certainly propose legislation to see if people support bunny rabbits and ice cream, but that wouldn’t be very rewarding to the American people.”
The White Hosue press secretary didn’t bother countering with a response to record inflation record number of COVID infections when Biden had run his presidential campaign on shutting down the disease.
But apart from smirking, all Psaki did was offer some weak rhetoric on jobs.