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WH Press Secretary’s Tweet About 2016 Election Comes Back to Haunt Her

Fox News reporter Peter Doocy confronted White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre with her own past tweets denying election results Tuesday, asking her whether it was as “extreme” to do so in 2016 as it was in 2020.

Jean-Pierre claimed on Twitter that former President Donald Trump had stolen the election in 2016 and that Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp had stolen his election in 2018. Doocy pressed the White House spokesperson to explain why “MAGA Republicans” were facing so much criticism for their claims that the 2020 election was stolen when she and other Democrats had cast doubt on other elections.

“You tweeted in 2016 that Trump stole an election,” Doocy began.

“Oh, I knew this was coming,” Jean-Pierre said, cutting him off. “I was waiting, Peter, for when you were going to ask me that question.”

“Well, here we go,” Doocy responded. “You tweeted Trump stole an election. You tweeted Brian Kemp stole an election. If denying election results is extreme now, why wasn’t it then?”

“Let’s be really clear: That comparison you just made is ridiculous,” Jean-Pierre said, adding that she was speaking specifically about voting rights at the time.

“Governor Kemp won the election in Georgia. I have been clear about that,” she continued. “I have said President Trump won the election in 2016, and I have been clear about that. What we are talking about right now is, let’s not forget, what happened on Jan. 6th, 2021. We saw an insurrection, a mob, that was incited by the person who occupied [the White House]. … It was an attack on our democracy.”

President Joe Biden had described “MAGA Republicans” as a threat to Democracy in a Philadelphia speech last week. The president has attempted to push Trump and the Jan. 6, 2021, storming of the U.S. Capitol into center stage ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.

“MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards,” Biden said. “Backwards to an America where there is no right to choose, no right to privacy, no right to contraception, no right to marry who you love.”

“Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our Republic,” he continued. “MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution. They do not believe in the rule of the law. They do not recognize the will of the people. They refuse to accept the results of a free election.”

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  • James Daniel says:

    The BS is strong in this one. Abortion has nothing to do with a right to choose or a right to privacy. Abortionists use the term pro-choice until someone chooses to follow the science or err on the side of caution instead of murdering innocent unborn children. When states choose morality over immorality, or they choose to protect the rights of the defenseless from the oppression of women who apparently couldn’t figure out how to use one of the various methods of legal birth control, then they pronounce choice to be immoral. As to privacy, the alleged right to privacy was manufactured out of thin air by a court giddy with its ability to usurp the power of the legislature and shut off debate on a topic that was not constitutional or about rights as it plainly denies the most basic of rights, the right to life to a child who can’t defend himself.

    As to moving backwards, abortion was the move backwards towards the brutality of paganism. Gay marriage was a move backwards which has now opened the door for other fringe groups to argue that their pet sexual fetishes should be equally honored: polygamy, polyamory, bestiality and paedophilia have all been promoted on the same grounds as homosexual marriage. She also neglects that this concept of marriage being about love neglects the entire history of marriage where the vast majority of marriages were arranged by parents, not based on some fleeting ephemeral emotional feeling.

    As to the incident on January 6, it hardly qualifies as an insurrection. There was no attempt to take over the capitol building, no armaments, no violence (unless you count the capitol police actions). They had no plan. They didn’t do what an insurrection does by taking over the media or even broadcasting a series of goals or demands. Even though they had clear access to congressional offices, they committed no acts of violence or intimidation against Congress members. The worst you could actually prove was trespassing for what looked more like a group of high school or middle school juveniles who had ditched their chaperones on a tour.

    As to Trump inviting the event, he repeatedly said to protest peacefully. That’s hardly incitement of an insurrection. And as to challenging election results, might we review the history of democrats candidates challenging election results? Al Gore challenged the 2000 elections and his supporters were forced to the SCOTUS for a decision requiring them to equally apply standards for acceptance of a ballot as a vote for either candidate. 2016 – Hillary complained that the election was stolen and her campaign manufactured a bogus dossier on Trump which was used by Obama’s FBI/DOJ to illegally obtain a FISA warrant, bug one of Trump’s campaign leaders, and push for what became a 3 year long boondoggle of an investigation that wasted $30 million to discover that the whole Russian collusion thing was a hoax. Next we have Hillary telling Biden not to concede the election ever, even if Trump clearly won. Then we have Stacy Abrams who is still claiming Kemp didn’t win and, to my knowledge, has never conceded defeat. Apparently it’s ok to challenge an election, even in the most frivolous grounds if you are a Democrat, but if a Republican challenges election results, it’s a major threat to democracy.

    • GEORGE fate Eady says:

      it is them makeing them billions of dollars of saleing baby part that has convince the woman of america that murdering unborn babbys is there rights. theBIBLE say do not kill . and to murder is most defenceles .is a sure ticket to hell i would think and to do it for money is a for sure .

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