White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki continued to push the President’s agenda this week despite his plans stalling in Congress; telling reporters nearly half of Michigan residents live in “child care deserts.”
“Sure. So, tomorrow [Biden] will be traveling to Michigan. As you all know, it’s a state that would benefit greatly from both the bipartisan infrastructure package and the Build Back Better agenda,” said Psaki.
“44 percent of people in Michigan live in child care deserts. These are all issues that are addressed by both of these packages. There’s more details and we’re happy to provide more to you as we lead into tomorrow, but this is a state that could benefit greatly from the President’s bold and ambitious agenda,” she added.
Senator Chuck Schumer escalated his war-of-words with his Republican colleagues Tuesday; saying the GOP is putting the country in “serious danger” as the Democrats fail to pass President Biden’s domestic agenda.
“The Republican position as the party of default has now become so extreme that they’ve blocked every single attempt to prevent a default from happening, putting our country in serious, serious danger,” said Schumer.
.@SenSchumer: "The Republican position as the party of default has now become so extreme that they've blocked every single attempt to prevent a default from happening, putting our country in serious, serious danger." pic.twitter.com/d0AJhWhpm5
— The Hill (@thehill) October 5, 2021
The President made similar comments earlier this week.
Biden blamed his own party’s inability to advance his economic agenda on Republicans Monday, asking members of the GOP to “get out of the way” so they “don’t destroy” the United States.
“Not only are Republicans refusing to do their job, they’re threatening to use their power to prevent us from doing our job… It’s hypocritical, dangerous, and disgraceful. Their obstruction and irresponsibility know absolutely no bounds,” said the President.
“I cannot believe that will be the end result, because the consequences are so dire,” he added. “But can I guarantee it? If I could, I would. But I can’t.”
“Your lieutenants in Congress must understand that you do not want your unified Democratic government to sleepwalk toward an avoidable catastrophe when they have had nearly three months’ notice to do their job,” McConnell wrote.
“Republicans’ position is simple. We have no list of demands. For two and a half months, we have simply warned that since your party wishes to govern alone, it must handle the debt limit alone as well.”
Watch Psaki’s comments above.
SPIN BEGIN: Jen Psaki Dodges When Grilled Over Kamala’s ‘Abusive’ Work Environment
“Is the White House concerned that some vice presidential staffers reportedly feel like they work in a quote ‘abusive environment?’” Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked.
“Well I would first note that I try not to speak to or engage on anonymous reports or anonymous sources,” Psaki said. “I will say that the vice president is an incredibly important partner to the president of the United States.”
Jen Psaki Responds To Accusations Of VP Harris Running ‘Abusive’ Work Environment https://t.co/8ePwSVru1G
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 2, 2021
“She has a challenging job, a hard job, and she has a great supportive team of people around her,” she added. “Other than that, I’m not going have any more comments on those reports.”
Read the full report at the Daily Caller.
PRESS SEC GOES SILENT: Psaki Dodges When Asked If Biden Will Host First Solo Press Briefing
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki continued to deflect questions surrounding Joe Biden Monday; refusing to answer when asked if the President plans to hold his first solo press briefing anytime soon.
“Can you update us on his first press conference?” asked one reporter.
“Ummm, not yet! But we will definitely have one. We’ll schedule it, and you’ll be the first to know!” deflected Psaki.
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) March 1, 2021
Watch the Press Secretary’s comments above.