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Jen Psaki: Democrats Will Lose If Midterms Are About Biden

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On Sunday, former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki admitted that if Democrats allowed the midterm elections to be a referendum on President Biden, they would lose.

Psaki, who recently left her job at the Biden White House to work at MSNBC, made her comments during an appearance on “Meet the Press” with anchor Chuck Todd, saying that Democrats should shift the focus from Biden to extremism within the Republican Party.

“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.”

“Crime is a huge vulnerability for Democrats,” Psaki continued. “I would say one of the biggest vulnerabilities. And if you look at Pennsylvania, for example, what’s been interesting to me is it’s always you follow the money, and where are people spending money. And in Pennsylvania, the Republicans have been spending millions of dollars on the air on crime ads against [Democrat John] Fetterman because that’s where they see his vulnerability.”

“So, yes, the economy is hanging over everything,” Psaki concluded. “But you do have to look at state by state factors. And crime is a huge issue in the Pennsylvania race.”

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