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Jen Psaki mocks Fox News correspondent when asked about Keystone XL pipeline job losses

Psaki mocked Fox News’ Peter Doocy after he pressed her to address the “green jobs” promised by Biden

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki mocked Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy on Monday after he pressed her to address the “green jobs” promised by Joe Biden. 

Doocy asked her a tough question, and she couldn’t answer it.

In one of the many executive orders he signed on his first day in office, Joe Biden cancelled the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. TC Energy Corp., the Canadian company that owns the pipeline, estimates that 1,000 people will be immediately out of work following the order, as those jobs had already been filled. The company also estimated that 10,400 jobs would be created throughout the entirety of the pipeline’s construction. 

Doocy asked Psaki when workers who lost job opportunities due to the executive order could expect to receive a “green job” replacement.

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“When is it that the Biden administration is going to let the thousands of fossil fuel industry workers – whether its pipeline workers or construction workers who are either out of work or will soon be out of work because of Biden’s EO – when it is and where it is that they can go for their green jobs?” Doocy asked. 

He referenced Biden’s pledge to create “high paying union jobs” through investments in green energy infrastructure projects, Fox News reports. 

“Where is it that they can go for their green job?” he asked. “That is something the administration has promised and there is now a gap so I’m just curious when that happens, when those people can count on that?” he added. 

To no surprise, Psaki refused to answer the question, instead requesting more evidence be presented. 

“Well, I’d certainly welcome you to present your data of all the thousands and thousands of people who won’t be getting green jobs,” Psaki said. “Maybe next time you can present that.” 

“But, you said that they would be getting green jobs, so I’m just asking when that happens,” Doocy replied. 

A prominent union leader and Biden ally AFL-CIO president Richard Trumk  blasted the decision in a Sunday interview, saying Biden should have announced where and when he would replace those jobs. 

“I wish he hadn’t done that on the first day, because the Laborers International was right. It did and will cost us jobs in the process,” Trumka said, 

“I wish he had paired that more carefully with the thing that he did second by saying, ‘here’s where we’re creating jobs,’” he added, saying he believes Biden knows this was “a mistake.” 

Psaki pushed the criticism aside, giving a vague promise that Biden would announce a plan sometime in the future, per the New York Post.

“He has every plan to share more details on that plan in the weeks ahead,” she said when asked how Biden would support those left jobless. 

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20 Comments

  1. Jeff

    February 9, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    The Union did one of those “If only the Fuer knew” bits. They couldn’t help themselves…. they spent tons of the union members money to help elect the man who put them out of work!

    • AMP

      February 15, 2021 at 10:11 am

      Yeap….and when not working and getting laid off, no can collect UI either ! Should have stuck with Trump. Going to lose your 401K and pension, healthcare insurance without a doubt! But will the Union pay the $4/gallon in gas prices this winter for your car and heating your house but the MSM will never report it. Good luck guys. Should have thought a bit longer term.

  2. Vickie Vaughn

    February 9, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    She is an idiot for even speaking for Beijing Biden.
    Yeah, she is am idiot!!

    • Diana Wagner

      February 15, 2021 at 4:45 pm

      You have to admit, she’s great at not answering questions!

      • Don

        February 21, 2021 at 9:25 am

        Right, you hit the nail on the head

  3. Jon Weiss

    February 9, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    New jobs??? I know, the pipeline workers who lost their jobs can now go to work as HAZMAT Spill cleaners to clean up the spills from all the truck wrecks and train derailments that will result in spills on the order of 35,000 gallons per incident.

  4. Robert A Seaman

    February 10, 2021 at 2:05 am

    Uneducated voters……….

  5. NR

    February 10, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Union members like other idiot voters should have seen this coming. They are reaping what they have sown. More financial ruin to come from Biden’s Administration. The media is so gentle on this administration; they would have behaved like demon possessed creatures had Trump done that.

  6. marcia

    February 10, 2021 at 9:59 am

    Uneducated votes is spot on, Robert. People were too busy disliking Trump to see the truth behind the Left. All you have to do is read Michael Pillsbury’s book “The Hundred Year Marathon” to find out what’s really going to happen- it’s fascinating and scary as hell. The Chinese have been undermining us since 1949 and everyone thought they were nice while creating paranoia and fear. It’s pure bull. Actually, bull smells better than this mess!
    Leo- how do we get one of your hats??

    • Diana Wagner

      February 11, 2021 at 12:56 am

      The Trump hating was nothing more that a distraction to keep people from seeing what the Dems were actually doing.

  7. Donna

    February 10, 2021 at 10:09 am

    We have placed the future of our children and grandchildren into the hands of ..1. The greedy, power hungry democrats and..2. A feeble minded, lying, hypocritical puppet. God help America.

  8. MichellEEE

    February 10, 2021 at 11:19 am

    Thank You Leo for defending the good people in America. And this is why I did not vote for Biden. He did not sign on ALL those new policies because he agreed or disagreed. He is a monkey for the left. Shameful as it is, we are now going to be in for more landslide decisions.

  9. Jennifer W

    February 10, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    Biden’s America, where the state-run media gives you nothing but the party line. Psaki’s arrogance is astounding. Biden is a dimwit.

  10. Terri Bearden

    February 10, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    The voters of America who voted for this demorat regime did not read,pay attention to the fact Biden never revealed his message as to what he wanted for this country! Now those of who voted for president Trump and his policies are going to have to get busy and vote in 2022 for conservative, USA loving men amd women! The Rhinos have got to go too! Thank you Mr Terrell for leading and support us in the love of USA!!!!

  11. FOX Stinks

    February 10, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    Deserved to be mocked. Less than 40 permanent jobs after the pipeline is done to be shipped to gulf coast refineries to be refined, leaving us with the pollution and garbage left after refining just to ship it overseas to China where it was going to begin with.

  12. Raven

    February 15, 2021 at 10:52 am

    She’s gonna have to “circle back on that”

    • Don

      February 21, 2021 at 9:31 am

      Lol

  13. HJill

    February 16, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    Why would she mock anyone? Kayleigh McEneny didn’t mock anyone and she was bombarded with vitriolic inane questions….to try to trip her up!

  14. Whew!

    February 17, 2021 at 12:59 am

    It’s obvious that ‘Fox Stinks’ is smelling the garbage from the Biden camp and is chowing down on it with gusto.

    • Paula

      February 19, 2021 at 10:00 pm

      So he killed jobs with no jobs planned to replace them. Bad call. Jen is woefully unprepared with answers. Americans are getting shafted by Biden. You get what you vote for. Biden should not be president. President Trump would not have killed jobs like this.

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Reporters Want Answers on Biden’s Persistent Cough Which Consistently Interrupts Briefings

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On Thursday, President Joe Biden’s persistent cough, which forced him to pause and clear his throat several times, has the public concerned. The noticeable coughing fit occurred during a speech about tax hikes. Soon after, reporters questioned White House press secretary Jen Psaki about Biden’s health.

NBC News reporter Kelly O’Donnell addressed the matter head-on. “Many of us were in the East Room watching the president, we’ve seen him on many occasions where he had a repeated cough. What is the situation with that cough and is it a concern?”

Psaki snapped back, “It’s not a concern.” She added, “We have a doctor who travels with him, obviously who checks in if it is ever warranted, and certainly that continues to be the case, as it has been since the beginning of his presidency.”

O’Donnell followed up, “Is there an explanation for why he coughs so frequently in situations like that?” Psaki again downplayed the concern, responding, “I don’t think it’s an issue of concern. I think there is a range of reasons why we may need to clear our throat or we may have a little light cold, and that’s certainly something that presidents, elected officials, reporters, spokespeople can confront.”

There is only so much longer the White House can ignore the pressing concern. Even #Bidencough became a popular social media hashtag. In Thursday’s same briefing, Psaki was asked about when Biden would receive a full physical examination, as his mental acuity has been called into question for years.

“I know this is an understandable question. I don’t have an update. He will get one soon. And when he does, we will make sure you all are aware of it and get the information,” Psaki condescendingly responded.

The New York Post reports the recent times Biden’s cough has been problematic:

After he coughed and was hoarse while speaking in December after the Electoral College confirmed his victory in the 2020 election, aides said he was suffering from a slight cold.

More recently, the president hacked at several points during a speech Monday in California in support of Gov. Gavin Newsom in the recall election, causing him to apologize and even pause to take a sip of water.

During the presidential campaign, his doctor, Kevin O’Connor, told the Wall Street Journal that Biden is fit to serve as president, but also noted that he is being treated for high cholesterol, acid reflux disease and seasonal allergies.

Acid reflux often forces him to clear his throat, O’Connor said.

“This may also contribute to occasional cough and sinus congestion,” O’Connor wrote in a medical statement. “He has received an endoscopy to rule out any more significant disease.”

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Clinton Campaign Attorney Indicted For Lying To FBI In Trump-Russia Investigation

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An attorney who represented Hillary Clinton’s most recent failed presidential campaign in 2016 was indicted on Thursday for allegedly lying to FBI officials, as part of U.S. Special Counsel John Durham’s probe into the origins of the FBI’s investigation of supposed ties between Russia and former President Donald Trump’s campaign.

“Michael Sussmann, a partner with Perkins Coie who also represented the Democratic National Committee in connection with Russia’s hack of the organization, is accused of making false statements during a Sept. 19, 2016 meeting with former FBI General Counsel James Baker,” Reuters reported. “This marks the second criminal case Durham has filed so far since former Attorney General William Barr tapped him in 2019 to investigate U.S. officials who probed the Trump-Russia contacts.”

According to the New York Times, Biden administration Attorney General Merrick B. Garland has the authority to overrule Durham but declined to.
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reported. “The case against Mr. Sussmann centers on the question of who his client was when he conveyed certain suspicions about Mr. Trump and Russia to the F.B.I. in September 2016. Among other things, investigators have examined whether Mr. Sussmann was secretly working for the Clinton campaign — which he denies.”

“According to the indictment, Sussmann ‘lied about the capacity in which he was providing the allegations to the FBI’ when he met one-on-one with FBI General Counsel James Baker,” the Daily Mail explained. “That prompted to Baker to assume he was acting merely as a ‘good citizen’ rather than as a ‘paid advocate or political operative.’ He stated falsely that he was not doing the work ‘for my client,’ according to the indictment. Sussmann had handed over three ‘white papers’ as well as computer files containing evidence of the reported secret channel.”

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