Jen Psaki hammered for dismissing criticism of Biden speech by redirecting to Trump

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki was hammered by critics Wednesday for invoking former President Trump while dismissing condemnation of the vitriolic language used by President Biden in his voting address.

During the daily White House press briefing, Psaki was asked by a reporter specifically about Sen. Mitt Romney's, R-Utah, criticism, in which he slammed Biden for not using the speech to unite Americans. In the speech, Biden likened foes of proposed Democratic election overhauls to segregationists.

"And so, President Biden goes down the same tragic road taken by President Trump — casting doubt on the reliability of American elections," Romney said during a Wednesday speech on the Senate floor. "This is a sad, sad day. I expected more of President Biden, who came into office with the stated goal of bringing the country together."

Psaki responded by not specifically addressing the criticism toward Biden's speech, but instead redirected by slamming Trump over his rhetoric surrounding the 2020 presidential election.

"With all due respect to Sen. Romney, I think anyone would note there is a night and day difference between fomenting an insurrection based on lies totally debunked by 80 judges … and ma... (Read more)