White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Targeted five Republicans by name as representatives of the “extreme wing” and a ‘threat to our democracy’ during Wednesday’s presser. All I can say is wow because this White House will claim anything and pull out all the stops to change the tides in November.
Her comments came while discussing President Joe Biden’s Thursday night address regarding the “soul of our nation,” and she specifically pointed to Reps. Paul Gosar (AZ), Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA), Madison Cawthorn (NC), Gov. Ron DeSantis (FL), and former President Donald Trump of carrying out “attacks on our core values as a country.”
“There are more examples than I can count on how we have seen, recently, armed attacks on federal law enforcement,” she explained before listing off those specific lawmakers. “These are things that we have to call out.”
Jean-Pierre claimed that Biden, who on Tuesday similarly singled out MAGA voters from typical Republicans during a speech in Pennsylvania, will not “shy away from what he believes.”
“He has the obligation to speak out against threats against our democracy, against violence.” she continued. “He believes as president, you have the strongest platform, if you will, the strongest voice, and that’s what he’s going to continue to do.”
Now, Trump was of course peppers through her presser but here is what she claimed about the other 4 Republicans that she names as ‘threats’ to America:
“You have Representative Paul Gosar has posted videos depicting him attacking the President and members of Congress.
You have Representative Majority [sic] Tay- — Marjorie Taylor Greene has publicly expressed support for shooting prominent Democratic elected officials and suggesting physically assaulting transgender school officials.
You have Representative Madison Cawthorn has said, falsely, “If our election systems continue to be rigged and continue to be stolen, then it’s going to lead to one place, and that’s bloodshed.”
And just last week, you had Governor Ron DeSantis suggested that Dr. Fauci should be physically assaulted. And former President Trump has done the same many, many times.”
Ahead of Pres. Biden’s prime-time speech, press sec. Jean-Pierre says “MAGA Republicans” don’t respect rule of law.
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Now, when I say that this administration will do anything, I mean anything. Biden originally claimed that he would unite the nation. He’s become the only President in history to target an entire demographic of voters. Usually, candidates and politicians target their opponents but to this White House, anyone who doesn’t confirm is their opponent.