Yesterday, President Biden shuffled off to Atlanta to try and refocus his administration’s efforts on getting one. single. win. for Democrats going into midterms.
Biden’s main focus; voting rights legislation. But who was Joe trying to convince? Did he need to address a crowd of thousands when the two most important people he needed to convince, Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), were back in Washington? The White House press corps had some questions for Jen Psaki.
QUESTION: Jen, is it the most effective use of the President’s time that — he essentially needs the vote of two senators to get this passed. So, is a speech like this the most effective use of his time? And were Senators Manchin and Sinema invited on this trip?
PSAKI: I don’t have any more details. Obviously, the delegation with us today is from Georgia, primarily. So, that’s — and that’s pretty standard for travel.
In terms of whether it’s a good use of his time: Yes, the President, we, civil rights leaders, the delegation traveling with us today feel that it is a good use of the President of the United States’ time to use the bully pulpit to make the case for why voting rights, the protection of them, fighting against efforts by Republicans in 19 states and more to perpetuate the Big Lie and make it more difficult to exercise your fundamental right is something people shouldn’t stand for.
Reporter Asks Psaki if Biden’s Voting Rights Speech is ‘The Most Effective Use Of The President’s Time’ https://t.co/JI6Q9iw3q1
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