While many conservatives continue to have questions about the 2020 presidential race, Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy recently pointed out that this doesn’t make them unique.
Earlier this week, Doocy recalled how White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre once said that former President Donald Trump’s 2016 election was illegitimate.
White House press secretary accused Trump of stealing the 2016 election
The exchange began during a press conference on Tuesday when Doocy told Jean-Pierre, “You tweeted in 2016 that Trump stole an election.”
However, Jean-Pierre quickly cut him off, saying, “Oh, I knew this was coming. I was waiting, Peter, for when you were going to ask me that question.”
“Well, here we go,” Doocy responded. “You tweeted Trump stole an election. You tweeted Brian Kemp stole an election. If denying election results is extreme now, why wasn’t it then?”
“Let’s be really clear: That comparison you just made is ridiculous,” Jean-Pierre said, adding that she was speaking specifically about voting rights at the time.
“Governor Kemp won the election in Georgia. I have been clear about that,” she continued. “I have said President Trump won the election in 2016, and I have been clear about that.
What we are talking about right now is, let’s not forget, what happened on Jan. 6th, 2021. We saw an insurrection, a mob, that was incited by the person who occupied [the White House]. … It was an attack on our democracy.”
Biden says MAGA Republicans “refuse to accept the results of a free election”
Fox News noted that the exchange between Doocy and Jean-Pierre came less than a week after President Joe Biden gave a speech in which he lashed out at Republicans for being skeptical about the 2020 presidential election’s results.
President Biden: “MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution. They do not believe in the rule of law. They do not recognize the will of the people…and they’re working right now, as I speak, in state after state…to undermine democracy itself.” https://t.co/twGCJHYLqY pic.twitter.com/1Pr62b13D2
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 2, 2022
“Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our Republic,” Biden declared.
“MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution. They do not believe in the rule of the law. They do not recognize the will of the people. They refuse to accept the results of a free election.”