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Psaki can’t say if Biden saw doctor after tripping, falling on stairs

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday didn’t give a direct answer to a question of if President Joe Biden saw a doctor after his Friday fall on the steps leading up to Air Force One, which she described as “tricky” to climb.

Psaki was pressed by a number of reporters at Monday’s daily press briefing about whether the president saw a doctor after tripping twice and falling.

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“First off, before I get to my other questions, just checking on the president. He fell going up the stairs to Air Force One on Friday. Is he doing OK?” a reporter asked her.

“He’s 100% fine,” Psaki replied. “I don’t know if you’ve been up those steps, they’re a little tricky sometimes.”

“Did he see a doctor? Did he have to see a doctor over it?” the reporter asked.

“I’m not aware of that being required. There’s, of course, a doctor who travels with the president, any president of the United States, but I’m not aware of it needing actual extensive medical attention,” Psaki said.

A different reporter noted that she didn’t answer “no,” which prompted Psaki to return to the doctor question.

“Well, I’m not trying to be. There’s a doctor who travels with him. He was walking around, as you all saw, by the end of the day. So I’m just trying to be completely transparent. He’s absolutely fine, as he was on Friday, was this weekend. He spent the weekend at Camp David. He’s good,” she said.

Initially, White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Friday indicated to reporters inside the presidential jet that the wind knocked Biden down.

“It’s pretty windy outside. It’s very windy. I almost fell coming up the steps myself,” Jean-Pierre said.

Joint Base Andrews in Maryland saw winds charting in at more than 20 miles per hour Friday morning with gusts up to 25 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service, per The New York Post. The breeze did not stop the plane from taking off or the Marine One helicopter from transporting the president from the White House, The Post noted.

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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich Fights Back DOJ Challenging Legal Citizenship Voter Law

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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division with one clear message: ‘We’ll see you in court.’

Biden’s DOJ is challenging an Arizona law aimed to protect its citizens by ensuring only citizens can vote in elections.

Brnovich makes mention of a letter he received from Kristen Clarke, Assistant Attorney General, dated June 27, 2022 “expressing your intent to challenge HB 2492, Arizona’s law that assures only citizens are able to vote in our elections.”

“Please be assured that I will defend this law to the U.S. Supreme our if necessary and defeat the federal government’s efforts to interfere with our state’s election safeguards, as I did last year in Brnovich v. DNC” the letter continued.

“It is curious, however, that the Department of Justice would use its resources to challenge a common sense law inn Arizona designed to guard against non-citizen voting, while the Biden Administration nis simultaneously opening our borders to encourage a flood of illegal immigration.”

“Is the federal government attempting to undermine our sovereignty and destabilize our election infrastructure?” Brnovich asks. “I hope that is not your intention.” The Arizona Attorney General concludes his letter by writing “I strongly urge you to reconsider your pursuit of this misguided suit and to instead recognize Arizona’s constitutional authority to conduct lawful and secure elections.”

 

 

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