(CNSNews.com) – White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday was asked whether President Biden was “woke,” to which she responded by accusing Republicans of “creating political stunts” and making an issue of things they feel benefit them politically instead of what matters to the American people.
“One of the most prominent themes that we hear from both elected Republicans and candidates has to do with what is called ‘wokeism,’ and we hear about an ‘woke’ agenda, and this entire subject reminds me of what Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once said about obscenity — that he couldn’t define it, but he knew it when he saw it, and so, we hear so much talk about ‘woke capitalism,’ a ‘woke military,’ and so on, and by way of trying to clarify this for the American people, I wonder if we couldn’t begin with a threshold question to wit: Is President Biden woke?” Newsmax White House Correspondent James Rosen asked.
JEAN-PIERRE: So, let me tell you what the president cares about and what’s important to this president. The president doesn’t — doesn’t concern himself about what Republicans are trying to do in creating political stunts, in making an issue out of the things that they feel benefits them politically — not the American people, not what matters to the American people, but what benefits them politically for their own — for their own ability to move forward.
What the president cares about is exactly what I just talked about and what he talked about at the legislative conference, which is how are we going to continue to deliver for the American people. You heard him say that at the State of the Union.
You heard him talk about how the economy has grown the last two years, the progress that we have made, and guess what? He wants to continue that progress. He wants to continue to move forward to make sure that we lower the deficit, which he did the first two years by $1.7 trillion, and be fiscally responsible.
ROSEN: So you wouldn’t describe him as “woke”?
JEAN-PIERRE: But he’s — but he’s — but he wants to work with Republicans on how we are going to continue to deliver, how we are going to build on the economic progress that we’re seeing.
That’s not what they want to do. What they want to do is they want to cut Social Security. What they want to do is they want to cut Medicare, and they want to take us back and not actually deal with issues that matter to the American people.
Can you imagine — can you imagine if you’re an American out there, and you hear your congressional member talking about how they want to cut Social Security, talking about how they want to cut Medicare — something that you have worked very hard for many, many years and paid into so you can get those programs, but yet, that Republican senator — who we’ve been talking about — from Florida, has continued to talk about how they want to sunset these — these programs.
That’s not what we’re about. We’re about fighting for these — for these programs, and that’s what you’re going to see from the President, and that’s what he cares about.
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