The President HAS taken off the gloves going into the Midterms ….
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre defended President Biden comparing the “MAGA” wing of the Republican Party to “semi-fascism” on Wednesday by calling out Republicans like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) for their rhetoric.
“Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green has publicly expressed support for shooting prominent democratic elected officials and suggesting physically assaulting transgender school officials,” she said. “And just last week, you had Governor Ron DeSantis suggest that Dr. [Anthony] Fauci should be physically assaulted.”
DeSantis, who is considered a top contender for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, said in a recent speech that someone needs to “chuck Fauci across the Potomac,” referring to the outgoing White House chief medical adviser.
At a fundraising event hosted by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in Maryland on Thursday, Biden likened the “extreme MAGA philosophy” — referring to former President Trump’s “Make American Great Again” slogan — to “semi-fascism.”
Jean-Pierre also called out Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) Wednesday for posting “videos depicting him attacking the president and members of Congress” and Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) because he “has said falsely if our election systems continue to be rigged and continue to be stolen then it’s going to lead to one place, and that’s bloodshed.”
“And former President Trump has done the same many, many times,” she added….