While conservatives had many complaints about Jen “Circle Back” Psaki, at least she was generally competent and could answer questions. While her answers were frustrating, one was at least left that she was trying to help Biden and his regime rather than just being a complete ignoramus.
Not so with Karine “Ummm…” Jean-Pierre, who has replaced Psaki and is far worse at the job, as we got to witness again during the Tuesday press briefing. During that press briefing, KJP was confronted over her claims that the Supreme Court’s decision to get rid of Roe v. Wade was “unconscionable,” with a reporter pushing back by asking her about a child’s right to life.
Watch that here:
As you can hear in the clip, things began when a reporter asked:
Why did the President decide to give today’s abortion speech in Washington, D.C., instead of a state like Michigan, where abortion is on the ballot, or in a state — Georgia, Ohio, or Pennsylvania — with a Senate candidate that’s locked in a very tight race?
Jean-Pierre, responding, gave a long-winded ramble about Biden’s commitment to defending abortion, saying:
So, he’s — look, for those who traveled with us the last — those four days that we were out West, he mentioned the national abortion ban, he mentioned what that could mean to women across the country if we allowed that to happen, if we allowed Senator Graham to move forward with such an extreme piece of legislation, and how Republicans are taking us backwards.
So he has talked about that every time he is out there speaking directly to the American people to talk about what is at stake for Americans.
Look, I don’t want to talk about — or I can’t talk about politics from here. I don’t want to get into — into that conversation. As you know, I’m limited on what I can say.
But look, the President is going to continue to talk about his longstanding commitment for reproductive rights. And there’s a clear difference, as I just — as I just laid out — there’s a clear difference into the approach.
The first bill, as I just mentioned, that the President will send to Congress is going to be to codify Roe. And he will sign that around the anniver- — the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. He is committed to that. He is committed to making sure that we protect the rights of women.
We have to understand that the decisions that women make are incredibly personal when it comes to their healthcare. It should be something that is decided between a woman and her doctor, her family, not — not politicians. And they should not be stepping in on a right that existed — a constitutional right that existed for almost 50 years.
And so, the President has talked about it and will continue to do so.
And that’s when she was hit with the knockdown question, with a reporter in the back shouting out:
What about the child’s right to life?
And that question, of course, she shut down real quick and refused to answer that question, instead dodging it and going with the easier to answer one.
Earlier in the briefing, KJP had attacked the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, one which overturned Roe, as being “unconscionable”, saying:
So we are just past 100 days since the Supreme Court’s unconscionable decision to overturn Roe. And President Biden is continuing to fight to restore reproductive rights for millions of American women because we know what’s at stake.
Right now, Republican officials in Congress and across the country are implementing draconian laws that threaten women’s health and criminalize doctors for doing their jobs.
Senate Republicans have introduced an extreme national abortion ban. Republican officials across the country are passing radical, statewide bans with limited exceptions, risking the lives and health of women who have serious complications, who have survived rape or incest, or who are going through the heartbreaking experience of miscarriage.
In Arizona, Republican officials are trying to enforce a law on the books from 1864. Let me say that again: 1864. That’s over 150 years ago.
President Biden believes that Roe was rightly decided nearly 50 years ago and that women should be treated with compassion, they should be treated with dignity, they should be treated with respect, and also have the privacy to make incredibly personal decisions and, oftentimes, let’s not forget, difficult decisions — decisions about their own healthcare.
If there — if there are enough votes in Congress, the first piece of legislation the President is going to sign or he will send to the — to the Hill, I should say, next year, in the new — in the new Congress will once again make Roe the law of the land. And he will sign it into law around the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
The stakes could not be higher for women across America and for the generations of women to come.
By: Gen Z Conservative
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