Peter Doocy Raked Jean-Pierre Over The Coals While Biden Vacations
You would think that a president would stick around to find out the outcome of arguments over topics they find important, right? That just wasn't in Biden's plans. He wasn't about to allow the hearings over gun control to stop him from catching some rays.
Fox News's corresponding Peter Doocy couldn't help but to slam the irony. Unfortunately for her, White House Press Secretary Jean-Pierre missed the joke completely.
“If the president thinks that Congress must act immediately to end this epidemic of gun violence, is he going to bring any of the key players from Capitol Hill to the beach with him tonight?” Doocy asked.
“Oh, okay,” Jean-Pierre appeared to scoff at the question, adding, “So I don’t have —”
“Wasn’t that a part of candidate Biden’s whole — thing — that he knows how to get things done with Congress …” Doocy continued.
“He does, he does!” Jean-Pierre insisted, going on to claim that Biden had beaten the gun lobby in the past. Doocy quickly pushed back, saying that was all the more reason for Biden to be sitting down with lawmakers and showing them how to do the same.
“I mean, he’s beaten the gun lobby before. He has,” Jean-Pierre asserted.
KJP: "He's beaten the gun lobby before. He has."
Doocy: "Then why not invite these lawmakers who haven't ---"
KJP: "But it's not --"
Doocy: "-- beaten the gun lobby --"
KJP: " --but it's not --"
Doocy: "--and say this is how it's done?"
KJP: "--but it's not his thing." pic.twitter.com/PtGGL4I2Ds
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“Then why not invite these lawmakers who haven’t —” Doocy tried to push back.
“But it’s not —” Jean-Pierre objected.
“— beaten the gun lobby —” Doocy interjected.
“—but it’s not —” she tried again.
“—and say this is how it’s done?”
“—but it’s not his thing,” the press secretary said, appearing to suggest that because Biden was no longer in Congress himself, he did not need to be a part of the “immediate action” he was calling on Congress to deliver. “It’s actually fact. We saw he did that in the Senate, during his Congress days, that he beat the gun lobby.”
Jean-Pierre is referring to the 1994 assault rifle ban that was dropped back in 2004. The then-senator Biden spearheaded that failed movement as well.