White House press secretary Jen Psaki engaged in another testy exchange with a Fox News reporter, this time flippantly dismissing the concerns of girls in sports who have to compete with biological males.
Fox News Radio reporter Rachel Sutherland asked Psaki about an anti-discrimination executive order signed by President Joe Biden mere hours into his term.
“Does the administration have guidance for schools and dealing with disputes arising over trans girls competing against and with cis girls?” Sutherland asked.
Psaki replied, “I’m not sure what your question is.”
When Sutherland began to clarify the question she had just asked, Psaki interjected again, “I’m familiar with the order, but what was your question about it?”
“The question is, does the president have a message for local school officials in dealing with these kinds of disputes that are already starting to arise between trans girls who are competing against cis girls,” the reporter asked, noting that these sporting events lead to scholarships.
“I would just say that the president’s belief is that trans rights are human rights, and that’s why he signed that executive order,” Psaki shot back.
“Does the president have a message for local school officials in dealing with these disputes that are already starting to arise between trans girls who are competing and cis girls and a level playing field…?”@PressSec: “Trans rights are human rights.” pic.twitter.com/RJuwfxotoD
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 9, 2021
Jen Psaki Dismisses Concerns About Boys Competing In Girls Sports
Psaki isn’t just putting words in Biden’s mouth when she dismisses the rights of girls to compete on a level playing field in sports at the expense of allowing biologically male transgender girls in the field.
The President’s order specifically addresses sports reading: “Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports.”
Of course, nobody is being denied access to any of these things, they are just being asked to use the facility which corresponds with their actual biological sex.
Biden himself has said the same exact phrase Psaki did here, that “transgender rights are human rights.”
The right of girls, be damned.
Miguel Cardona, President Biden’s nominee for Education Secretary, has also defended allowing biological males to compete in girls’ sports – repeatedly.
Cardona replied to questioning by Senator Rand Paul about boys competing in girls’ sports by saying, “I believe schools should offer the opportunity for students to engage in extracurricular activities, even if they’re transgender.”
The exchange prompted Paul to suggest the Biden administration’s belief would leave most Americans wondering “what planet are you from?”
Not the First Time Psaki Has Dismissed Fox News Reporters
Psaki’s flippant response is just another in a long line showing this administration’s disdain for Fox News reporters.
Earlier this week, the White House press secretary took a shot at reporter Peter Doocy who challenged her over the 11,000 jobs that will be lost after the President canceled the Keystone XL pipeline.
“When is it that the Biden administration is going to let the thousands of fossil fuel industry workers … who are either out of work or will soon be out of work because of Biden’s EO, when it is and where it is that they can go for their green jobs?” Doocy asked.
“Well, I’d certainly welcome you to present your data of all the thousands and thousands of people who won’t be getting green jobs,” Psaki defensively replied. “Maybe next time you’re here you can present that.”
Fox News’s Peter Doocy is back and he’s brought the receipts on energy to Jen Psaki.
Needless to say, she didn’t like that he pressed her on what’s the plan for laid off workers to get these fantastical “green” jobs that Biden and Kerry keep talking about (1/2) pic.twitter.com/czz45M9tXK
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) February 8, 2021
Last month, when Doocy noted that the President may have been setting a bad example by going maskless on federal property after signing an executive order requiring it, Psaki again failed to hide her disdain for questions that challenge her.
“I think we have bigger issues to worry about at this moment in time,” she replied.
Peter Doocy just asked Press Sec Jen Psaki why Joe Biden was maskless at the Lincoln memorial just hours after signing an executive order requiring masks on federal property.
Psaki hesitated, beat around the bush, then said “we have bigger issues to worry about.”
— Caleb Hull (I’m With the CCP Don’t Ban Me) (@CalebJHull) January 21, 2021
Biden himself disparaged the Fox News reporter when he had the gall to ask about a recent conversation with the Russian president: “What did you talk to Vladimir Putin about?”
“You,” Biden shot back. “He sends his best!”
It’s clear Jen Psaki and President Biden do not like being questioned by reporters from Fox News.
The question is, where is the media outrage over their treatment of the network? You know, the same media that was repeatedly distraught over how former President Trump treated them?