White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about comments made by President Biden that suggested that Republicans were working hard to ensure that gay children couldn’t be in the same classroom as normal children.
“Now, what happens if you have states changing the law, saying that that that children who are LGBT, who can’t be in classrooms with other children, is that is that legit under the way that the decision is written?” Biden said during a press conference on Tuesday.
“The President said today, ‘what happens if states change the law saying that children who are LGBTQ can’t be in classrooms with other children?’ What is he talking about?” asked Fox News reporter Peter Doocy.
“Well, I think, Peter, we’ve seen extreme laws that target LGBTQ families, their kids across the country, and I think what he’s saying is we don’t know what they’re capable of given what they’ve already done to date,” Psaki responded.
Doocy pressed Psaki, asking which states were trying to segregate children.
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“Well, I think we’ve seen laws that are incredibly discriminatory. That’s what the President’s referring to and the fact that he doesn’t know what additional steps could be taken by extreme wings of the party that would rather divide rather than work on issues that the American people actually are focused on actually impacting them,” said Psaki.
Doocy then asked about Biden’s wordage, when he said that people were making the choice to “abort a child.”
“Who is the President talking about the judgment to choose to abort a child?” asked Doocy.
“Well, the President’s view on a woman’s right to make choices about our own health care is well known, well documented, well stated.
“He said abort a child,” Doocy interjected.
“I understand, Peter, but what I’m telling you is what his position is,” said Psaki.