Fox News Channel’s White House most famous correspondent, Peter Doocy, roasted Biden’s replacement for Peppermint Patty Psaki, Karine Jean-Pierre, in epic style on Friday when she did the typical stonewalling bit and refused to answer his questions.
This time, the answer that she refused to give was one on abortion: Doocy wanted to know if Biden, who likes to frame himself as a faithful Catholic, favored any limits at all on abortion. Jean-Pierre predictably refused to give a straight answer on if the “good Catholic” favored any limits at all on something that we were once assured would be “safe, legal, and rare.”
Watch their back and forth here:
DOOCY TIME: Does…Biden favor any limits on abortion?
KJP: We’ve been very…clear here…I was talking specifically about Sen. Lindsey Graham–
Doocy: And your position on his plan is…15 wks is unacceptable?
KJP: I was speaking to…what Republicans are trying to do. pic.twitter.com/xpuFEpyVdC
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 23, 2022
Doocy: “A limit at 15 weeks, right?”
KJP: “It’s a national ban, which will take us backwards & will put at risk the health of women…We’re talking…privacy…contraception…marriage. That is what extreme [GOP] officials are trying to do. I’m not going to get into specifics.” pic.twitter.com/pQ75xoT72p
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 23, 2022
As you can hear in the video, Doocy kicked things off by asking “Thanks, Karine. Following up on your topper, does President Biden favor any limits on abortion?”
Jean-Pierre snapped back that they’d been “very, very clear” without saying about what they’d been so clear, saying “We’ve been very, very clear here. Since you’re talking about my topper, I was talking specifically about Senator Lindsey Graham.”
Doocy pressed for a bit more detail on that, saying “And your position on his plan is clear: 15 weeks is unacceptable.” That’s a reference to the bill proposed by Lindsey Graham, which would make abortion after 15 weeks illegal everywhere in the Union.
Jean-Pierre then responded by saying “And I was — I was speaking to — directly to what Republicans are trying to do…They are calling — they are calling for a national ban, which takes us backwards.”
Doocy fired back by noting what it was that the GOP is supposedly dragging the country back to, saying “A limit at 15 weeks, right?”
Jean-Pierre then did her best to make such an eventuality sound like the worst of all possible outcomes, saying:
Which will — which will — it’s a national ban which will take us backwards and will put at risk the health of women.
And here’s the thing about this, Peter, it’s not just national ban on abortion. We’re talking about privacy. We’re talking about contraception. We’re talking about marriage. That is what extreme Republican officials are trying to do. That’s what we’re speaking to.
I’m not going to get into specifics here. I’m just going to lay out what — what they have said that they’re going to do.
Doocy wasn’t willing to take that for an answer and responded by roasting her, saying “Why not get into specifics? The Republicans are saying, “We don’t want abortion after 15 weeks.” Why can’t you say how many weeks the President thinks the limit should be?” Then, after a bit more back and forth between him and Jean-Pierre about Kevin McCarthy, Doocy pressed her again, asking after how many weeks Biden thinks abortion should be banned, if at all.
Jean-Pierre responded to that by saying that she was answering without actually answering, saying:
Peter, I’m answering your question. What Republicans are trying to do is take us backwards. They’re trying to take away the rights and freedoms of Americans. That’s what we’re calling out and that’s what we’re going to continue to call out.
House Republicans oppose a pharmacy bill that would deny women essential medications. As of September, 166 House Republicans have signed on to a heartbeat bill that would decide abortion at the federal lev- — level, even though 28 of those members have since said decisions on abortion should be left to the state.
And this week, a Michigan GOP official said he wa- — he — he wants to ban contraception.
So we should really listen to what Republicans are trying to tell us. And that’s what we are speaking out against. And that’s what we’re going to talk about — about the national ban that Republicans are continuing — continuing to push when majority of Americans do not want that.
By: Gen Z Conservative
This story syndicated with permission from Will, Author at Trending Politics
Notice: This article may contain commentary that reflects the author's opinion.
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