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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki took aim at critics of President Biden‘s speech on voting rights, calling objections to his vitriolic tone “hilarious.”
“I know there has been a lot of claim of the offensive nature of the speech yesterday, which is hilarious on many levels, given how many people sat silently over the last four years for the former president,” Psaki said during Wednesday’s press briefing.
Psaki added that what “is more offensive is the effort to suppress people’s basic right to exercise who they want to support and who they want to elect,” arguing the election overhaul legislation should not be “a partisan thing.”
White House press secretary Jen Psaki. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)
“And that’s why he gave such a strong speech yesterday,” Psaki said.
Psaki’s remarks come after Biden’s speech promoting election overhaul legislation was characterized by some as “combative” and “aggressive,” while Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called the president’s remarks “unpresidential.”
McConnell said Biden “called millions of Americans his domestic enemies” in the speech and “shouted that if you disagree with him, you’re George