White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki attempted to deflect criticism aimed at the Biden administration after a politically disastrous week.
As The Daily Wire reports:
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki attempted to deflect criticism on Thursday over the Biden administration’s numerous struggles by saying that they just don’t see it that way and that they are not trying to see if people support “bunny rabbits and ice cream.”
“Frankly, things just seem like they’re going pretty poorly right now,” a reporter told Psaki, “Build Back Better’s being blocked, voting rights is being blocked, diplomatic talks with Russia doesn’t seem to have brought us back from the brink of war, inflation is at a 40 year high, the virus is setting records for infections.”
“So, as we kind of hit this one year period, and a period where everything seems like it’s in pretty rough shape for 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 for the Hill, whether it’s the leadership within the White House, you seem to be stymied on an incredible number of fronts right now,” the reporter added.
Psaki responded by spinning the administration’s accomplishments and highlighting a couple successes they’ve had, like passing the infrastructure bill.
.@justinsink: "So, the sense is things are going well?"@PressSec: "You do hard things in White Houses…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." pic.twitter.com/Urkc2CVyzi
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 13, 2022
Senator Krysten Sinema’s announcement from the Senate floor that she would be opposing the Biden administration’s attempt to junk the filibuster in hopes of passing the voting rights act was the capstone of a dreadful week for the administration.