Jen Psaki tears into Peter Doocy's 'misleading' question on Georgia, trolls say 'he had his a** handed to him'

Doocy compared Georgia's voting bill to regulations in Colarado, leading Psaki to fire back with facts, much to the amusement of social media


                            Jen Psaki tears into Peter Doocy's 'misleading' question on Georgia, trolls say 'he had his a** handed to him'
Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Peter Doocy (Getty Images/ Peter Doocy via Twitter)

Fox News reporter Peter Doocy was left red-faced yet again after White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki's latest retort. At the latest briefing, Doocy compared Georgia's voting bill to the laws in Colorado, where Major League Baseball (MLB) has decided to move its all-star game. His 'misleading' question was met by a barrage of facts in return. 

The Georgia bill has become a major point of contention since it was passed by Governor Brian Kemp last month. President Joe Biden and other leading Democrats have slammed the bill, calling it 'Jim Crow 2.0', while Republicans have been forced to defend it. Several major corporations have also spoken out, including Georgia-based companies such as Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines. MLB has become the latest to join the opposition, announcing a change in venue for its all-star game. The July 13 clash has been shifted from Atlanta to Denver. 

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House January 21, 2021, in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

Doocy asked Psaki, "Is the White House concerned that MLB is moving their all-star game to Colorado, where voting regulations are very similar to Georgia?" In response, Psaki said, "Colorado allows you to register on election day, has voting by mail... I think it is important to remember the context here. The Georgia legislation is built on a lie." She then went on to attack the Republican politicians saying, "for politicians who didn't like the outcome, they are not changing their policies to win more votes, they are changing the rules to exclude more voters."

You can watch the full exchange below. It lasts just over a minute and was first tweeted by Vox journalist Aaron Rupar. 



 

The exchange has captivated social media, with many users trolling Doocy for his latest 'lesson'. 

Peter Doocy during a press briefing at the White House on April 6 (CSPAN)

'She turns into a kindergarten teacher'

Social media ripped into Doocy after the exchange. One user tweeted, "Every time Jen Psaki calls on Peter Doocy, she turns into a kindergarten teacher politely explaining a concept to a 5-year-old." Another said, "White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki makes Peter Doocy look like a jackass every single time."



 



 

"Jen Psaki is on the White House communications staff, not the White House custodial staff, yet here she is wiping the floor with Peter Doocy," another person commented. Another trolled, "I don't know about you but Jen Psaki @PressSec dogwalking Foxnews' Peter Doocy is my favorite past time."



 



 

The Lincoln Project's executive director Fred Wellman used the moment to take a shot at Fox News, tweeting, "We have to stop pretending Fox News is a news organization at all. Doocy's job is to spout bullshit GOP made up talking points in a game of gotcha. The Colorado voting laws are completely different but that is today's shitty RNC talking point so Fox is flinging it."



 

One said, "Doocy has his ass handed to him yet again. He must enjoy being told how stupid he is over and over. Sounds like mommy issues." One user joked, "Peter Doocy has no problem with a job where he is continually made to look ridiculous by Jen Psaki." Another said, "I'm beginning to think Doocy has some kind of public humiliation fetish. Come on out, Pete! Be who you are!" One more user tweeted, "Peter Doocy makes stupid people everywhere feel superior."

 



 



 



 



 

CNN's Daniel Dale provided a more comprehensive guide to the difference between Colorado and Georgia. He highlighted the difference in voter ID requirements, mail ballots, drop boxes and the ability to serve food and drink to those standing in line. The Georgia bill is widely seen as a result of changing demographics in the state, where an increasing number of voters have turned the Republican stronghold into a swing state.

While several major corporations denounced the bill, none have announced a boycott of the state. The MLB is the first to do so, saying the decision was "the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport". MLB isn't boycotting the state entirely, as it announced it "will also move forward with planned investments to support local communities in Atlanta as part of the All-Star Legacy Projects.

Nonetheless, Republicans have criticized the move, accusing MLB of pandering to 'cancel culture' and other things. Former president Donald Trump even issued a statement calling for conservatives to boycott MLB and those criticizing the Georgia bill. 

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