Psaki Dismisses GOP Criticism of Biden Atlanta Speech: ‘Clearly Struck A Nerve’

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., December 20, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

White House press secretary Jen Psaki dismissed Republican criticism of President Biden’s Tuesday speech calling to suspend the filibuster in order to pass voting legislation, saying that the speech “clearly struck a nerve” in the party.

Senator Mitt Romney (R., Utah) said that Biden’s speech was “going down the same tragic road taken by President Trump and casting doubt on the reliability of elections,” a reporter noted at the Wednesday White House press briefing.

“I think anyone would note there’s a night-and-day difference between fomenting an insurrection on lies totally debunked…and making objective true statements, which is what the president made yesterday,” Psaki responded. “I know there has been a lot of claims about 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.”

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) blasted Biden’s speech on Wednesday as “incoherent, incorrect, and beneath his office,” in remarks on the Senate floor. “The president repeatedly invoked the

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