Through the White House briefing on Thursday, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said President Bidens increased criticism of MAGA Republicans as extreme has hit a nerve using them.
KARINE JEAN-PIERRE: Democrats and folks on the left are pretty happy concerning the more aggressive tone they’re seeing from the president and the White House, but you’re also facing some criticism, which includes been raised that aggressive tone can be stoking the divisiveness that he’s attempting to heal. Any concerns about this?
You understand, the president is never likely to shy from calling out what he sees. And I said this yesterday, and I– and I’ll say this now. You understand, I’m assuming the divisive tone is via whom?
– From the proper.
KARINE JEAN-PIERRE: From the proper. So, look, we understand we hit a nerve. We get that. We recognize that they’re attempting to hide. And we recognize that ultra-MAGA office holders desire to play games here and dodge accountability for his or her extreme proposals and actions, but they’re just telling on themselves.
Look, the president has always, always squarely targeted his criticism on elected leaders. That is in what they’re doing in congress, those extreme MAGA Republicans, those that hold office. The very first time that the president said ultra-MAGA was about Rick Scott’s radical intend to raise taxes on an incredible number of middle income Americans and put Medicare on the chopping blocks, put Social Security on the chopping block.
I simply mentioned national abortions, that ban these MAGA Republicans wish to accomplish it is very important call that out. And let’s remember when you consider Medicare, once you consider Social Security, those are popular things. Once you consider “Roe” and protecting women’s to choose, those are– most Americans support that.
So how– so that’s what we’re discussing here. We’re discussing agenda that’s not popular. We’re discussing agendas that’s incredibly extreme. We’re discussing an agenda that’s not in line where most Americans are. So yeah, the president’s likely to discuss that, and he’s not likely to shy away. But, again, that is likely to be in regards to a speech which will be optimistic, that we’ll discuss taking part in our democracy, and how important it really is to achieve that, and how important it really is to keep to fight.