Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki conceded on Sunday that if the Democratic Party allowed the fast-approaching midterm elections to be a referendum on President Joe Biden, they would certainly lose.
Psaki, who just recently transitioned from her gig at the Biden White House to a position at MSNBC, joined Sunday morning’s broadcast of “Meet the Press” — and she told anchor Chuck Todd that if the Democrats were wise, they would intentionally try to keep the focus on extremism, particularly within the Republican Party.
Todd began the segment with an ad put out by the Democratic Party against Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake — which appeared to connect abortion rights and crime — and asked whether Democrats were trying too hard to make the two issues meet.
“I’m not sure how this is either — really effective, or you’re trying to get the voter to take two issues and tie them together, you’re trying too hard, I don’t know,” Todd reacted to the ad. “But an interesting response.”
“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 said. “If it is a referendum on the president, they will lose.”
She also said that “crime is a huge vulnerability for Democrats.”
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