President Joe Biden suggested Tuesday his top priority is codifying abortion rights into federal law. But the White House says its top priority is fighting inflation.
So Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy on Tuesday asked White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre for clarification on the clear contradiction.
What did Biden say?
Biden promised that if Democrats retain control of Congress after the 2022 midterm elections, his top priority will be passing federal legislation granting abortion rights.
“Here is the promise I make to you and the American people: The first bill I will put before Congress will be codification Roe v. calf“, Biden said Tuesday.
What happened to Doocy and KJP?
So what’s Biden’s top priority, Doocy asked, abortion or inflation?
“You just said [inflation is] “its number one economic priority.” We’ve heard the President say inflation is his top domestic policy priority, but now he’s saying next year his first bill would be about abortion,” Doocy began.
“Is abortion his top priority domestically or is it inflation?” he asked.
Rather than answering the question, Jean-Pierre said Biden has made the economy his top priority for the past 19 months and that he “works on the economy every day.”
If that’s true — that Biden works on the economy “every day” — then Doocy has followed suit: Why are Bloomberg economists now predicting a 100 percent chance the US economy will plunge into recession if Biden claims the economy is “Hell strong” a few days ago?
However, the press secretary claimed a recession is not coming “because of the work that this president has done.”
“We see an economy that is resilient. We see an economy entering a transition with more stable growth, more steady growth. And that’s because of the work that this president has done,” she claimed, without naming anything specific about the work.
10/18/22: press conference by spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre
To codify despite Biden’s promise Roe v. calf into law, poll after poll shows abortion is not a winning issue for Democrats.
Instead, Americans are most concerned with the economy, crime, and immigration. So Biden would do well to actually focus on policies that help the inflationary crisis, rather than passing inflationary legislation that overheats an overheated economy.
https://www.theblaze.com/news/doocy-contradiction-biden-abortion-promise Peter Doocy captures Jean-Pierre in a stark contradiction between Joe Biden’s abortion promise and her statements