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‘I’ll answer it for you’: Jen Psaki destroys Peter Doocy – and says Biden doesn't need a ‘feckless’ border wall
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Friday was forced to verbally wallop Peter Doocy after the combative, argumentative, and fear-mongering Fox News correspondent tried to pick a fight over President Joe Biden having not recently visited the southern border.
When all was said and done Psaki reminded Doocy that when he was president Donald Trump "went to the border, at least once, maybe more," she told him. "How did that immigration policy result Peter? That immigration policy resulted in separating kids from their parents, building a border wall that's feckless, and that cost billions of dollars for taxpayers."
"The President said last night," Doocy began his attack, referring to President Biden's remarks at a CNN town hall Thursday night, "why did President Biden say he has been to the border?"
"Well, Peter," Psaki replied, explaining that President Biden drove "through the border when he was on the campaign trail in 2008, and he's certainly familiar with the fact and it stuck with him with the fact that in El Paso, the border goes right through the center of town, but what the most important thing everyone should know and understand is that the President has worked on these issues throughout his entire career, and is well-versed in every aspect of our immigration system including the border that includes when he was vice president, and he went to Mexico and Central America ten times to address border issues and talk about what we can do to reduce the number of migrants who were coming to the border."
And she added that Biden "does not need a visit to the border to know what a mess was left by the last administration, that's his view."
Doocy, still obsessed over what he determined is President Biden's required presence at the southern border, pressed back hard.
"Does that count as a visit? He said, 'I've been there before,' you're saying he drove by for a few minutes, does that count?" Doocy demanded.
"What is the root cause? Where are people coming from when they're coming to the border Peter?" Psaki, losing patience, asked.
"I'm asking you a question because I think people should understand the context," Psaki continued, receiving no actual response.
"Okay, I'll answer it for you," she said, giving up. "People come from Central America and Mexico, to go to the border. The President has been to those countries ten times to talk about border issues," she informed Doocy. "There is a focus right now on a photo op. The President does not believe a photo op is the same as solutions that may be a difference he has with Republicans."
A Florida man says he has no plans to take down a large "Trump Won" banner despite facing daily fines of $50 beginning Monday after it was found to be in violation of local signage regulations.
"Fifty dollars a day ain't a damn thing to me. ... I'm not going to take it down," Marvin Peavy told the Northwest Florida Daily News. "I've already had people call me and tell me they'd pay the $50 fines."
Peavy is a Georgia-based real estate professional who lives four days a week in the 6,770-square-foot home in Seagrove Beach, Florida, according to the newspaper. Peavy said he put up the banner in an attempt to troll "Seaside liberals" and "the 1% leftists."
"I'm going to sue the county because they're stepping into my First Amendment rights," Peavy said.
Peavy donated more than $9,000 to Trump and other Republican causes in 2020, and he's now reportedly working to help elect Georgia GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker.
"Our elections have been rigged for at least 20 years," Peavy told the newspaper. "That's proven facts."
Peavy previously had a "Trump 2020" banner at his Florida home, but he took it down on Jan. 21 — a day after President Joe Biden's inauguration — after being contacted by code enforcement officials.
Both banners reportedly violate a prohibition against "(s)treamers, feather flags, pennants, ribbons, spinners and other similar devices" on Walton County's Road 30A.
Dave Rauschkolb, a local restaurateur, reportedly brought Peavy's "Trump Won" banner to a county commissioner's attention back in May.
"Political signs, banners, information of any kind has no place outside of the election season anywhere," Rauschkolb told the newspaper. "It's my opinion, regardless of political affiliation, it's visual pollution during the political season and it certainly is after the political season. 30A is a scenic corridor, and there's nothing scenic about that."
'Death to the Jew': Pennsylvania school board members bombarded with anti-Semitic threats over mask rules
On Friday, LevittownNow.com reported that the Pennsbury School Board will be contacting the FBI about violent threats made against members.
"In a district news release sent out soon after officials had canceled a Thursday afternoon news conference during which [school board president Christine] Toy-Dragoni and fellow board members Debra Wachspress and T.R. Kannan were going to talk about the threats, Toy-Dragoni said she has received threats over her school district e-mail, private messages through social media and on her personal cell phone," reported Chris English. "The messages threaten: 'every woman in my family with rape, every man in my family with significant injury, publication of my personal information on the internet, loss of my privacy, my murder,' Toy-Dragoni said."
According to the report, "Pennsbury released redacted versions of some of the threatening messages to board members, which include threats reading 'Death to the Jew,' 'You better grow eyes in the back of your head,' and 'You're lucky those parents don't kill you and your entire family.'"
This comes after a number of threatening anti-mask demonstrations have shut down state and local government gatherings, including a meeting of the New Hampshire Executive Council at Saint Anselm College, and a school district office near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
The Justice Department has moved to fast-track investigations of violent threats against educators. Republicans have decried this, asserting that these investigations could somehow chill the free speech of parents protesting school policies.
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