Psaki vents about Biden admin's 'devastating' week: 'Have a margarita'

During an appearance on ABC’s “보기,” Psaki lamented the Senate voting down proposed federal voting legislation, as well as a move to scrap the Senate filibuster, and encouraged angry supporters togo to a kickboxing class” 과 “have a margaritaover the weekend before continuing the fight.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki responds to a question from "The View's" guest co-host Linsey Davis on the future of federal voting legislation - 일월 21, 2022. (Screenshot/ABC)

White House press secretary Jen Psaki responds to a question fromThe View’sguest co-host Linsey Davis on the future of federal voting legislation – 일월 21, 2022. (Screenshot/ABC) (The View screenshot)

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The path forward is we have to keep fighting,” Psaki told guest co-host Linsey Davis, who asked where she saw things going on the voting bill following Sen. 커스틴 시네마, D-아리즈., Schumer는 Biden 행정부에 아이티로의 추방을 중단하도록 촉구하기 위해 수십 명의 민주당원과 합류했습니다.. Joe Manchin’s, D-W.Va., decision to vote with all Republicans in opposing changes to the filibuster.

I think this week has been frustrating, 지독한, angering, all of those things,” 그녀는 덧붙였다. “There are so many activists across this country who have been so central to getting to this point. I mean just a year ago, there were more people who were opposed to filibuster changes in the Senate, so we’ve made some progress on that front, but we’ve got to stay at it.

Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema have said they don't want to undo the filibuster.

Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema have said they don’t want to undo the filibuster. (게티 이미지 / 로이터)

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So my advice to everyone out there who’s frustrated, 슬퍼, angry, pissed off: Feel those emotions, go to a kickboxing class, have a margarita, do whatever you need to do this weekend, and then wake up on Monday morning. We’ve got to keep fighting,” 그녀가 말했다.

Psaki argued that the topic of federal voting legislation needed to be continuously pushed on senators because such changes would be permanentto make sure people’s rights are protected.

She added that people across the country needed to educate themselves on what their rights were when it came to voting.

There’s a lot we need to do on that front, and that’s going to rely on the energy and the anger of that activism as well,” 그녀가 말했다.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, 월요일, 1 월. 10, 2022, 워싱턴. (AP 사진 / 패트릭 세만 스키)

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, 월요일, 1 월. 10, 2022, 워싱턴. (AP 사진 / 패트릭 세만 스키) (AP 사진 / 패트릭 세만 스키)

Psaki committed to Democratic talking points that have cited various voting laws enacted by a number of Republican-led state legislatures as amounting to voter suppression; 하나, Republicans maintain they ensure election integrity.

The Democrat-backed voting legislation failed to pass the Senate Wednesday with a vote of 49-51. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer changed his vote to “아니” in order to offer a motion to reconsider the vote. 그만큼 subsequent vote to change the filibuster procedure failed by a vote of 52-48 to maintain the current rules.

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