When Newsmax’s Emerald Robinson asked Press Secretary Jen Psaki to comment on how some are suggesting Biden’s presidency is “Obama’s 3rd term,” Psaki responded with another question: “Who’s saying that?”
Robinson pointed out in a press conference Friday that many of the Biden administration’s employees came from Obama’s administration. Psaki herself was Obama’s press secretary during his campaign and Communications Director during his presidency.
Next, Robinson asked what Psaki has to say to people with “a growing perception that this is really just the third term of President Obama.” Instead, Psaki pushed back on the question, and asked her who has this perception.
“The media,” Robinson said.
“Who in the media?” Psaki pushed back.
“Different people,” Robinson said. Then she pointed out that Vice President Kamala Harris has been more involved than other vice presidents. Psaki ended the conversation by asking to see the data later.
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Tolerant Left: Rhodes college Alumni for reproductive rights calls for Justice Coney Barrett’s removal from hall of fame
The tolerant left is calling for Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett to be removed from her alma mater’s hall of fame. An alumni group from Barrett’s former school, Rhodes College, created a petition to have Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett removed from the college’s hall of fame over.
The group’s reasoning stems back to the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
It’s unclear when the alumni group came into existence, but now deem themselves the “Rhodes College Alumni for Reproductive Rights.” The group has pushed college President Jennifer Collins ad the school’s director of community standards to have Barrett’s hall of fame accomplishment withdrawn due to her “public breach of the honor code.”
The letter, written this month, claims Barrett’s testimony during her confirmation hearing in October 2020 conflicted with her vote in Dobbs, which overturned Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right to an abortion.
“We find any claim by Justice Barrett during her nomination hearings that she would consider the potential detrimental effect of overruling precedent on a given individual to be disingenuous and misleading. She’s told us herself that if one stays true to originalism and the text of the Constitution, it is immaterial as to whether an action could result in widespread chaos or trampling on the reliance interests of millions of Americans. Dobbs and the current state of women’s health care post-Roe confirms this,” the signatories wrote in the petition.
Signatories also accuse Barrett of being “one of the biggest current threats to our fundamental rights, the stability of our nation, and our democracy.”
George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley rebuked the group, saying they are relying on “the false claim that Barrett misled the Senate on her views on Roe.”
…The use of clearly false allegations in the name of upholding the honor system does not seem to concern these signatories. Yet, it is Justice Barrett who is accused of “an egregious lack of fidelity with the Rhodes Honor System.”
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) August 7, 2022
Rhodes College told the Washington Examiner it had no comment on the request.
“We are aware that some alumni are soliciting signatures for a letter regarding Justice Amy Coney Barrett. The letter has not yet been delivered to Rhodes, so we have no comment at this time,” Rhodes College said in a statement.
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