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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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National Public Radio Discontinues Reading the Declaration of Inependence

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A post by Todd Starnes alerts that National Public Radio (NPR) has ditched its annual ritual of reading the Declaration of Independence. NPR, derisively referred to by Starnes as “National Public Welfare Radio,” announced the cessation of reading the Declaration. Which staffers at the taxpayer-funded radio network had been reading aloud the document since 1988.

The void that would have resulted from not reading the Declaration was not unfilled. “Instead, NPR broadcast an 11-minute conversation about whether or not the Founding Fathers actually meant the words “all men are created equal.” Here’s a link if you’d like to listen to their “screed” (which also reminds us frequently that many of the Founding Fathers owned slaves).

Starnes disclosed that he owns “KWAM, the leading news talk radio station in Memphis, Tennessee. It angers me that my tax dollars are used to prop up a broadcast competitor that spits on our Founding Fathers and our Founding Documents.”

Interestingly, NPR’s newly voiced contempt and cynicism for the Declaration of Independence does not encompass refusing taxpayer-funded government support. Whether or not the Founding Fathers meant what they said and what they wrote may be grist for energetic banter on a radio program that is increasingly committed to shrill progressive virtue signaling. However, the topic of this discussion among smug well-remunerated media activists is irrelevant. The words of the Founding Fathers have been inspirational for two hundred and forty-six years and have been the moral and legal foundation used to free the slaves and develop Constitutional principles to ensure that slavery can never be implemented in this country. Slavery currently exists in several countries now, but NPR is dedicated to ignoring that scourge.

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‘Every Word Of This Is False’: Ted Cruz Factchecks Ilhan Omar’s Attack On Coach Kennedy Prayer Case

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Rep. Ilhan Omar

On Monday night, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) factchecked Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) after she made multiple false claims about the Supreme Court ruling in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, in which the Court ruled 6-3 that a public high school football coach in Washington state had his First Amendment rights violated when he was punished by his school district for praying on the field after games where students could see.

As previously reported, “In 2008, high school football coach Joseph Kennedy began a tradition of praying at midfield after each game. Over time, his players and even members of the opposing team began to join him. In September 2015, a school administrator addressed the matter with Kennedy after an opposing team complained and the coach briefly stopped his prayers.”

“On October 14, 2015, Kennedy told the school district that he was planning on resuming his prayer tradition at the next game. The school district told the coach that his prayers violated the district’s policy, but Kennedy continued to pray at the next two games. The school district subsequently placed him on administrative leave, banned him from participating in the football program, and refused to renew his contract for the following season. Kennedy took the issue to federal district court, arguing that the school district had violated his First Amendment rights,” the report added.

In response to the Supreme Court ruling in favor of Kennedy, Omar tweeted, “The Supreme Court just ruled that public school teachers can pressure students to join in prayer at public school events but can also retaliate against those that don’t join in. Religious freedom is dead in America.”

“Every word of this is false,” Cruz responded.

Omar’s claim that the Supreme Court’s decision allowed to teachers to “pressure students to join prayer” is false. The Court’s ruling just protected Coach Kennedy’s religious freedom to pray publicly.

Omar was also incorrect in claiming that there would be retaliation against students who did not join Kennedy in prayer – the coach’s tradition of praying after games began with him praying alone at midfield after football games. Kennedy’s school district even noted that Kennedy had “not actively encouraged, or required, participation.”

Additionally, in contrast to Omar’s claim that “religious freedom is dead in America,” the Supreme Court ruling actually strengthened protections of religious freedom.

Writing for the majority opinion, Justice Neil Gorsuch explained, “Respect for religious expressions is indispensable to life in a free and diverse Republic—whether those expressions take place in a sanctuary or on a field, and whether they manifest through the spoken word or a bowed head.”

“Here, a government entity sought to punish an individual for engaging in a brief, quiet, personal religious observance doubly protected by the Free Exercise and Free Speech Clauses of the First Amendment,” Gorsuch added. “And the only meaningful justification the government offered for its reprisal rested on a mistaken view that it had a duty to ferret out and suppress religious observances even as it allows comparable secular speech. The Constitution neither mandates nor tolerates that kind of discrimination. Mr. Kennedy is entitled to summary judgment on his First Amendment claims.”

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