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Peter Doocy Suggests Biden Meddled With The DOJ And Gets Steamrolled By Jen Psaki

Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy must be a glutton for punishment, because he keeps trying to zing White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and she keeps making him look like the douchebag he is.

At Monday’s press briefing, Doocy said that President Joe Biden had broken his promise not to meddle in the Justice Department when he suggested last week that anyone who ignores a subpoena from the Jan. 6 House Select Committee should be referred for criminal charges.

Psaki immediately made it clear that she wasn’t going to let Doocy hijack the press briefing:

“The president continues to believe that Jan. 6 was one of the darkest days in our democracy. He also continues to believe that the Department of Justice has the purview and the independence to make decisions about prosecutions.”

Doocy countered:

“You say that that is his view but that is not what he said.”

Psaki told the Fox reporter:

“I just conveyed what his view is and that is also how he has operated, how he has governed and how he will continue to govern.”

Doocy then tried to make a comparison between Biden and Trump, saying Biden had vowed not to “do what former President Trump does” and use the DOJ to punish his enemies.

And that’s when Psaki rolled right over both Doocy and the failed, one-term former president:

“Well, since you give me the opportunity, the former president used his office to incite an insurrection, he put political pressure on senior DOJ officials to propagate lies about the election to the point where they threatened to resign en masse. I think there’s hardly a comparison there.”

Exactly. Donald Trump incited an insurrection, tried to use the Justice Department to overturn the 2020 election, and repeatedly insisted that the DOJ protect him from an investigation conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

There is no comparison between what Trump did with the DOJ and Biden make an off-the-cuff remark about what should happen to those who ignore lawful subpoenas.

Also, Donald Trump is a crook, a con man, a sexual predator, and a traitor. Joe Biden is none of those, and he also has a brain and a heart, both of which Trump lacks.

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Marsha Blackburn: Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ Agenda Is A Plot To Control Kids And Close Churches

Proving that being a Republican requires you to abstain from logic and reason while completely shutting down your brain, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) sounded like a raving lunatic Sunday during an appearance on Fox News.

Ostensibly, Blackburn was speaking with host Maria Bartiromo to discuss the two pieces of legislation that are the centerpieces of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda.

Instead, Blackburn began ranting about controlling kids and closing churches, neither of which has anything to do with the president’s legislative proposals:

 “We know that the build back better agenda has become the Biden build back broke agenda, and the American people have figured out what they’re trying to do is institutionalize socialism. They’re trying to do a takeover of the country in one vote.” 

Socialism? Rebuilding crumbling roads and bridges is socialism? If so, then the vast majority of Americans must be socialists, because polls show they support the president’s plan.

But Blackburn was just getting warmed up. She then decided she’d double down on her message of fear and loathing to add:

“They want government control of your kids, they want to look at your bank account for every transaction over $600, anything that you do on Venmo and PayPal, they want a part of that transaction. They want government control of health care, they want to demoralize the military, close the churches, destroy your faith in the American system, and then here they’re gonna come with the socialist program to run your life from cradle to grave, daylight to dark.”

WTF?! How does infrastructure and investing in people have anything do with going to church?

As for the mention of banking and transactions, Blackburn’s conspiracy theory has already been debunked, with USA Today noting:

“Biden’s Treasury Dept. Declares IRS Will Monitor Transactions of ALL U.S. Accounts Over $600,” reads the headline of a Sept. 10 InfoWars story that has been shared widely on Facebook.

The same claim popped up in various iterations on social media, like a Sept. 22 Instagram post claiming Biden’s proposal would give the IRS “direct access to your bank transactions.” It accumulated several thousand likes within the first day. 

We rate the claim that the Treasury Department ‘declares’ the IRS will monitor transactions in all U.S. bank accounts over $600 as PARTLY FALSE, based on our research. The Biden Administration has proposed monitoring accounts over $600, but the only figures reported to the government would be the total inflows and outflows for the year – not the size and nature of each transaction. And the Treasury can’t simply “declare” this measure, it must be approved by Congress.

Under the Patriot Act, which was passed after the Sept. 11 attacks, the government already has a certain amount of oversight of financial transactions. You cannot open an account with valid ID and any suspicious activity in an account is immediately reported to Homeland Security and the Treasury Department.

Marsha Blackburn — like nearly every Republican — has no solution to any of the problems this country faces. They only have fear, lies, conspiracy theories, and gibberish. It’s no wonder voters gave control of Congress and the White House in last year’s election.

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Jen Psaki Slaps Down Reporter Who Tries To Suggest Biden Is The Same As Trump

On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki got a question from Michael Shear of the New York Times which sounded more like a query from Fox News or Newsmax. And she quickly dispatched Shear for what he asked.

Specifically, Shear used one of those classic “people are saying” questions that are the favorite of right-wing media and their savior, failed, one-term former President Donald Trump:

“In a number of issues, in the last, say, several weeks in which advocates – allies – of the president are describing him as ‘Trump-like,’ much less in terms of his personality and sort of tone and tenor obviously but, but in terms of policy, even today, [a] representative of the Cuban government describing the frustration with the, with the president, can continue to maintain Trump-era policies, vis-à-vis Cuba. Does the, what’s the President’s reaction? And does he accept that in some areas of policy, he is, you know, in agreement with the former president?”

Psaki began by trying to get clarity and specifics on who had made such comments about the president:

“So, just for the sake of argument here, not argument but discussion, beyond the representative of the Cuban government – But who are we talking about here, who’s saying that the President’s like Trump?”

Shear told the press secretary:

“Oh, I mean they’re, they’re, they’re I mean they’re I could find you quotes, we, there have been quotes at our paper, quotes and lots of, lots of folks have, depending on the issue, whether they are immigration advocates or, you know folks in the Afghanistan, who sort of watch Afghanistan there, there have been numerous on the record descriptions of the President, embracing – and it’s actually in some ways just a factual statement.”

Psaki:

“On what policy, on what policy, sir? What specific policies?”

Shear:

“Well, I mean, for example, Afghanistan would have been the maintaining of the former president’s decision to withdraw troops, on immigration, it’s in maintaining Title 42 and keeping Title 42 in place.”

Clearly amused by the question, Psaki began destroying everything Shear had just said:

“So, look. I take each one of these – on Afghanistan, the former president struck a deal without the Afghan government that we heard the military convey yesterday led to the demoralization of the Afghan security forces and the Afghan government, where he also released 5,000 Taliban fighters into Afghanistan.”

Title 42, it should be noted, deals with public health, ABC News reports:

Title 42 is a clause of the 1944 Public Health Services Law that “allows the government to prevent the introduction of individuals during certain public health emergencies,” said Olga Byrne, the immigration director at the International Rescue Committee.

Seeing as how we’re in the midst of a pandemic, what Psaki said next just makes good sense, and she also managed to get a dig in at Trump:

“Title 42 is a public health, is a public health requirement, a public, because we’re in the middle of a pandemic, which, by the way, we would have made progress on had the former president actually addressed the pandemic and not suggest that people inject bleach, so I think we’re in a bit of a different place.”

It’s been said before but it bears repeating: Jen Psaki is a national treasure. It’s so refreshing to see a press secretary who actually responds to the questions.

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Jen Psaki Schools Male Reporter On ‘Choices’ After He Asks Absurd Question About Abortion

Less than 24 hours after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to strike down a restrictive Texas law which forbids nearly 85% of all abortions in the state, the Biden administration made it clear it will not sit by and allow women across the United States to be denied a right they are guaranteed under Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision handed down in 1973 which established that states may not seek to control a woman’s reproductive freedom.

President Joe Biden had this to say Thursday afternoon in an official statement:

“It unleashes unconstitutional chaos and empowers self-anointed enforcers to have devastating impacts,” Biden, a Democrat, said in a statement directing federal agencies to act to protect the right to abortion enshrined in the high court’s landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. “Complete strangers will now be empowered to inject themselves in the most private and personal health decisions faced by women.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki also commented on the ruling by the high court, noting:

“The effort and the focus of the federal government is to look for every resource, every level at our disposal to ensure that women in Texas have the ability to seek healthcare.”

That led Owen Jensen, the White House correspondent for EWNT — The Eternal Word Television Network — to ask:

“Why does the president support abortion when his own Catholic faith teaches abortion is morally wrong?”

Without a moment of hesitation, Psaki expertly swatted down Wilson by telling him:

“He believes that it is a woman’s right, a woman’s body, her choice. He believes it is up to a woman to make those decisions and make those decisions with her doctor. I know you have never faced those choices nor have you been pregnant. But for women out there who have faced those choices, this is an incredibly difficult thing in the president believes that their rights should be respected.”

Boom! Game, set, and match, Jen Psaki.

It shouldn’t be required to teach Americans that church and state are supposed to be kept separate under our form of government. It’s enshrined in the damn Constitution! As Thomas Jefferson himself once wrote:

“Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burned, tortured, fined and imprisoned. What has been the effect of this coercion? To make one half the world fools and the other half hypocrites; to support roguery and error all over the earth.”

The Texas attack on a woman’s right to choose will backfire on the state and on Republicans nationally. It may well hand the 2022 election to Democrats at the local, state, and national level.

When it comes to the right to choose, we should leave those decisions to the women who have to make them.

 

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SC GOP Votes To Censure Lindsey Graham For Supporting Biden Infrastructure Bill

For his willingness to cooperate with his Democratic Senate colleagues and help pass an infrastructure bill that will provide $4.6 for highways in his home state, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham has been censured by the Aiken County Republican Party, proving that many in the GOP are opposed to compromise and reaching across the aisle even when it benefits them and their constituents.

According to the Aiken Standard:

“The local party this week accused the powerful South Carolina Republican of playing both sides of the political aisle to his advantage, consciously violating Republican principles, backing bills ‘that target our freedoms,’ and, ultimately, wandering too far to the left.”

The $1.1 trillion dollar bipartisan infrastructure bill passed the Senate this week by a final vote of 69-30, with 19 Republicans cross the aisle to give their consent to the legislation, which will provide billions in funding for states and also be a boon to employment across the country.

After the bill passed, Graham issued a statement saying it was good for the Palmetto State:

“It provides much-needed help for our roads, bridges, ports, and expands broadband internet access. I have always been supportive of infrastructure investment and wish we had passed this years ago. This bill provides American infrastructure with a much-needed face-lift.”

But Republicans in Aiken County dubbed the bill a mistake, and claimed that it “degrades the rights of existing American businesses.” Their censure also included this about Graham:

“(His vote) shows a purposeful neglect to act within the fiscal conservative agenda that the Republicans elected him to diligently uphold.”

Interestingly, former President Donald Trump was also opposed to the bipartisan infrastructure bill, issuing a statement after it passed that read:

“Nobody will ever understand why Mitch McConnell allowed this non-infrastructure bill to be passed. He has given up all of his leverage for the big whopper of a bill that will follow. I have quietly said for years that Mitch McConnell is the most overrated man in politics—now I don’t have to be quiet anymore. He is working so hard to give Biden a victory, now they’ll go for the big one, including the biggest tax increases in the history of our Country.”

Sounds like sour grapes from Trump, who repeatedly talked about it being “infrastructure week” during his failed single term in office, but never actually got around to doing so with legislation or a package of suggestions for Congress, even though the GOP had control of both houses of Congress for Trump’s first two years in office.