White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki pulls no punches when it comes to politely declaring something ridiculous, a tactic she used effectively on Fox News' Peter Doocy after a question regarding the MLB's decision to pull the All-Star game from Georgia over concerns about the state's voter suppression efforts.
Doocy posed the question to Psaki by saying:
"Is the White House concerned that Major League Baseball is moving their All-Star Game to Colorado, where voting regulations are very similar to Georgia?"
Psaki looked politely puzzled and responded:
"Colorado allows you to register on election day."
"Colorado has voting by mail, where they send to 100% of people in the state who have eligible applications to vote by mail."
"Ninety-four percent of people in Colorado voted by mail in the 2020 election."
Fox News tried to insert their lie that Colorado's voting laws are the same as Georgia's into the White House Press… https://t.co/KaqqxHvlmP— Sarah Reese Jones (@Sarah Reese Jones)1617729820.0
"They also allow for a range of materials to provide for the limited number of people who vote on election day..."
"I think it's important to remember the context here of the Georgia legislation is built on a lie."
"There was no widespread fraud in the 2020 election."
"Georgia's top Republican election officials have acknowledged that repeatedly in interviews."
Does Peter Doocy just live in that locker that Jen Psaki continually stuffs him in? https://t.co/UJQRNBQoiz— Brian Bonner (@Brian Bonner)1617731847.0
It is amazing how well prepared Jen Psaki is to answer questions comprehensively and intelligently. https://t.co/Gnnd7y5W66— Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald (@Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald)1617734425.0
Watching the back and forth between the White House press corps and the deft @PressSec Jen Psaki reminds me of when… https://t.co/v1pP4qTkim— Dan Rather (@Dan Rather)1617741841.0
And it won’t ever get reported on, but Press Secretary Jen Psaki continues to slay in the briefing room, tearing do… https://t.co/pnYERwaAUq— Ricky Davila (@Ricky Davila)1617740116.0
"What there was, however, was record-setting turnout, especially by voters of color..."
"What we're seeing here for politicians who didn't like the outcome, they're not changing their policies to win more votes, they're changing the rules to exclude more voters."
"And we certainly see the circumstances as different."
PETER DOOCY: Is the WH concerned MLB is moving their All Star Game to Colorado, where voting rules are very similar… https://t.co/XpCAOXPpx6— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1617730334.0
The White House keeps getting asked about vaccine passports, and Jen Psaki keeps saying the same thing: no federal… https://t.co/Pfav7mXfSp— Dan Diamond (@Dan Diamond)1617732936.0
Every time Jen Psaki calls on Peter Doocy, she turns into a kindergarten teacher politely explaining a concept to a 5-year-old.— Nick Jack Pappas (@Nick Jack Pappas)1617736956.0
I have to assume that, at some point, Peter Doocy is going to get tired of Jen Psaki kicking his ass every day. Y… https://t.co/cvcGa8VNHU— Angry Staffer (@Angry Staffer)1617741706.0
Jen Psaki: “The Georgia legislation is built on a lie. There was NO widespread fraud..what we're seeing here is for… https://t.co/3ZZBeP6sIx— Rula Jebreal (@Rula Jebreal)1617731395.0
Colorado's voter laws are not nearly as restrictive as Georgia's newly enacted ones.
The demographics in the two most populous cities in each state are staggeringly different. Atlanta is nearly 51% Black, while Denver is not even 10% Black.
Also, Colorado has yet to make it illegal for voters to receive food and drinks within 25 feet of lines that may take hours to get through.
Who thinks Jen Psaki is fking awesome?— 🇺🇸4fuxake!🇺🇸 (@🇺🇸4fuxake!🇺🇸)1617743192.0
Jen Psaki is on the White House communications staff, not the White House custodial staff, yet here she is wiping t… https://t.co/xjU9NmIfgH— Frank Conniff (@Frank Conniff)1617738240.0
Watching Jen Psaki dissect every bit of Peter Doocy's bullshit is my happy place.— Jake Lobin (@Jake Lobin)1617736828.0
Jen Psaki Explains MLB All-Star Game Context perfectly. Pay attention conservatives, this is for you to hear. https://t.co/fOaYjD7FU6— David Weissman (@David Weissman)1617756420.0
WTH does Jen Psaki even call on Doocy anymore? He's like the kid in class who always raises his hand just to shout… https://t.co/JDgYI6AVNP— Howard ✡ (@Howard ✡)1617744664.0
Jen Psaki is a supreme bosslady who makes conservatives breakout in a cold sweat at the mere mention of her name.— The USA Singers (@The USA Singers)1617740083.0
Psaki fields all the questions from reporters she can without getting combative, something not typical of the previous administration's press secretaries. But she has no problem debunking disingenuous or erroneous claims.
The Biden administration's ability to deal with such attempts by right-wing media is strong while Psaki's in their way.