Former White House Press Secretary and current MSNBC contributor Jen Psaki says Democrats cannot let the midterm elections become a referendum on President Joe Biden; “they will lose,” Psaki says.
The former press sec made the comments during an appearance on Meet The Press with Chuck Todd.
“Todd began the segment with an ad put out by the Democratic Party against Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake — which appeared to connect abortion rights and crime — and asked whether Democrats were trying too hard to make the two issues meet,” The Daily Wire reports.
“I’m not sure how this is either — really effective, or you’re trying to get the voter to take two issues and tie them together, you’re trying too hard, I don’t know,” Todd reacted to the ad. “But an interesting response.”
“Look, I think that Democrats — if the election is about who is the most extreme, as we saw, you know, Kevin McCarthy touch on there with Marjorie Taylor Greene, I’ll say her name, sitting over his left side, then they’re going to win,” Psaki said. “If it is a referendum on the president, they will lose.”
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WATCH: If the election is about which side is the most extreme, Democrats will win, @jrpsaki says. If it's a referendum on the president, they'll lose, she says.
"Yes the economy is hanging over everything, but you do have to look at state-by-state factors." pic.twitter.com/wC9hj3MX5T
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) September 25, 2022
“Crime is a huge vulnerability for Democrats,” Psaki continued. “I would say one of the biggest vulnerabilities. And if you look at Pennsylvania, for example, what’s been interesting to me is it’s always you follow the money, and where are people spending money. And in Pennsylvania, the Republicans have been spending millions of dollars on the air on crime ads against [Democrat John] Fetterman because that’s where they see his vulnerability.”
“So, yes, the economy is hanging over everything,” Psaki concluded. “But you do have to look at state-by-state factors. And crime is a huge issue in the Pennsylvania race.”
More over at The Daily Wire:
“Crime is a huge vulnerability for Democrats."https://t.co/kOxgWCcyCx
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) September 26, 2022