In her former role as White House press secretary, Jen Psaki spent over a year trying to put the best possible spin on President Joe Biden’s policies.
Yet in an about turn-of-face, Psaki recently admitted that voters aren’t interested in what her old boss has to offer.
“If it is a referendum on the president, they will lose”
According to Fox News, Psaki made the admission this past weekend during an interview with NBC host Chuck Todd.
Todd at one point asked about the effectiveness of an ad that Arizona Democrats are running against Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake which attempts to link the issues of abortion and crime.
In her response, Psaki acknowledged that her party must attack Republicans given that its own record has been less than impressive.
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“Look, I think that Democrats, if the election is about who is the most extreme, as we saw, you know, Kevin McCarthy touch on there with Marjorie Taylor Greene, I’ll say her name, sitting over his left side, then they’re going to win,” Psaki ssid.
The former Biden administration figure then conceded, “If it is a referendum on the president, they will lose, and they know that.”
Psaki admits Democrats are vulnerable on crime
What’s more, Psaki said that Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman’s controversial record on criminal justice reform is a “vulnerability.”
“So, yes, the economy is hanging over everything, but you have [to] look at state-by-state factors, and crime is a huge issue in the Pennsylvania race,” she added.
In May of last year, Fetterman put out a tweet in which he complained that too many second degree murders in his state are serving sentence of life without parole and suggested that freeing them would result in “massive annual savings for PA taxpayers.”
“If you think Morgan Freeman should have died in Shawshank, don’t waste your time reading it. Otherwise, that metaphor is very much the face of LWOP- especially 2nd Murder- in PA,” Fetterman continued, adding, “Mercy must be a partner to justice.”