She may be a little bitter from her time in the White House administration. Jen Psaki had the no-win task of trying to defend President Joe Biden’s words and actions as the White House Press Secretary.
Now, she has some words to say about her former boss and the impact he might have on the midterm elections.
Psaki appeared on Sunday’s edition of NBC’s “Meet the Press.” She said that if the midterm elections are a referendum on President Joe Biden’s first two years in office, the Democratic Party will lose their majorities in both chambers of the House.
Psaki said, “I think that Democrats if the election is about who is the most extreme as we saw, you know Kevin McCarthy touch on there with Marjorie Taylor Greene, I’ll say her name, sitting over his left side, then they’re going to win. If it is a referendum on the president, they will lose. And they know that.”
She also went further talking about the issue of crime as a huge vulnerability for the Democrats. In fact, she said it was their biggest vulnerability.
And Psaki summed up her thoughts by reminding people to follow the money and focus on where people are spending money. She used the race in Pennsylvania as a good example to follow.
She said that in Pennsylvania, the Republicans were spending millions of dollars on television ads on crime. They are blasting the Democratic candidate, Fetterman because that is where he is vulnerable. Psaki noted that the economy was a black cloud that hangs over everything, but you also have to look at the state-by-state factors like crime in the state of Pennsylvania race.
Psaki left her position as White House Press Secretary in May after she served for more than a year. Now, she is a contributor at MSNBC and will soon be a host on one of their shows.
Her commentary on Biden comes on the heels of an ABC News-Washington Post poll that found that 56 percent of the Democratic Party as well as Democrat-leaning Independent voters want the party to choose a different nominee other than Biden for president. In the poll, 9 percent said they had no opinion on the nominee.
Biden and his team have indicated that the president “intends” to run again in 2024, but he has not made a formal announcement saying that he will run.
Psaki maintained that the Democratic Party assumed that they could win the elections just by showing the extremes in the Republican Party. She used Republican representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia as an example of someone who went into extremes against Democrats by saying that Biden is “willfully allowing the daily invasion of our southern border and Chinese fentanyl is killing an average of 300 Americans per day.”
Greene also spoke in what Psaki considers “extremes” when she said that USCIS director, Alejandro Mayorkas, was “willfully allowing the murder of Americans.”
President Joe Biden seems to be following the advice to focus on the extremes on the Right. He gave one of the harshest speeches of his career standing in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia earlier in the Summer. Biden shouted that MAGA Republicans were “semi-fascist” who he said were a “threat to American democracy.”
He gave another angry speech to a crowded gymnasium regarding the coming midterm elections. The choice of words he used left some of his aides in the White House in both shock and disbelief.
It cause some in the GOP to address the way Biden smeared Republicans and they asked the president to apologize for insulting “one half of the country.” They said that even though this section of the country did not back the president politically, they were still Americans.