(CNSNews.com) – White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday defended President Biden’s suggestion that the “MAGA crowd” will segregate LGBTQ children in schools.
Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy asked, “The president said today: ‘What happens if you have states change the law saying that children who are LGBTQ can’t be in classrooms with other children?’ What is he talking about?”
PSAKI: Well, I think, Peter, we’ve seen extreme laws that target LGBTQ families, their kids across the country. And I think what he’s saying is: We don’t know what they’re capable of, given what they’ve already done to date.
DOOCY: Which state is trying to segregate LGBTQ children in the classroom?
PSAKI: Well, I think we’ve seen laws that are incredibly discriminatory. That’s what the president is referring to and the fact that he doesn’t know what additional steps could be taken by extreme wings of the party that would rather divide rather than work on issues that the American people actually are focused on and actually are impacting them.
DOOCY: So, another one about abortion. Why is the president talking about the judgment to choose to abort a child?
PSAKI: Well, the president’s view on a woman’s right to make choices about her own healthcare is well known, well documented, well stated.
DOOCY: He said ‘abort a child.’ Is that —
PSAKI: I understand, Peter, but what I’m telling you is what his position is.
DOOCY: And how can you guys say this is not a political issue when the president’s statement about this talked about getting pro-choice officials elected?
PSAKI: Did I say it’s not a political issue?
DOOCY: Yes. You actually said, ‘Some call it a political issue. It is not’ — aboard Air Force One.
PSAKI: Well, because the vast majority of the public believes that this should not — that this should not be overturned, meaning I meant to say it’s not a partisan issue, and I don’t think it is.
There are many Republican and independent women, men across the country who do not believe the Supreme Court should overturn a woman’s right to make choices about her own healthcare. In fact, only 30 percent in recent polls thought they should. So, that’s what I’m referring to.
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