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Jen Psaki Rips Fox News Reporter Over Voting Rights: 'I Don't Think Anything About This Is Funny'

Jen Psaki Rips Fox News Reporter Over Voting Rights: 'I Don't Think Anything About This Is Funny'

Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy—son of Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy—has again earned himself the ire of White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki for a thoughtless comment during a press briefing. This time it got him a lecture on the importance of voting rights.

Doocy was schooled back in March for taking time during a press briefing to complain President Biden "never" called on Fox News when speaking to the press.

This time Doocy attempted to deride both the President and the 51 Democratic lawmakers from Texas who recently chose to leave their state to block voter suppression efforts by the Texas GOP.

Their departure prevented the Texas House of Representatives from reaching quorum to vote on legislation to restrict voting access during elections.

Doocy asked Psaki:

"Do you know of any examples from his 36 years in the Senate that Joe Biden just hopped on a train and left town to avoid a vote that he knew he was going to lose?"

Psaki wasn't going to take the bait though.

"Welcome back. I think the president's view is that these Texas legislators were making a statement through actions in opposition to efforts in their state to oppose restrictions on people's fundamental rights and their rights to vote in their state."

Doocy then added:

"Maybe it's funny to think about it that way."

Psaki interrupted Doocy before he could go on and put his foot more firmly in his mouth, reminding him of the importance the US places on voting rights and the fact those rights are under attack around the country.

"I don't think anything about this is funny. I think what is important to note though here is that there are 28 states, including Texas, where there are laws in place or in process to make it harder to vote and it requires bold action, it requires bold voices to speak out against that and make sure people understand their rights."

View the entire interaction in the clip below:

Press Secretary Psaki isn't the only one dragging Doocy, though, Twitter quickly got in on the action too.

Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott vowed to arrest the Texas Democratic legislators when they return home for their attempt to thwart GOP voter suppression efforts.

What the charges would be is unclear.