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Joe ‘Civility’ Biden Says Being Harassed in Women’s Restroom ‘Happens to Everyone’

President Joe Biden said Monday of liberal activists harassing Democratic opponents of his agenda that such tactics are not “appropriate” but “it happens to everyone.”

SO WHAT

Reports of Biden’s “civility” have been greatly exaggerated.

NOW

Biden equivocated at a White House briefing when a reporter asked him whether the activists were “crossing a line” by chasing Sen. Krysten Sinema, D-Ariz., into a restroom stall and following Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., home in recent days.

Progressives in civil society, Congress and the media have aggressively targeted Sinema and Manchin for refusing to fall in line with Biden’s $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, which the duo have argued is too expensive.

THEN

As a candidate and early in his presidency, Biden vowed to restore civility to American politics, urging the nation in a pre-victory speech to “get the vitriol out of our politics, “put the anger and demonization behind us” and “come together as a nation to heal.”

THE CLEANUP

Later Monday, amid backlash to Biden’s dismissive comments, White House press secretary Jen Psaki clarified that the liberal activists’ confrontation of Sinema was “inappropriate and unacceptable.”

  • She said the president had simply “short-handed” his support for “the fundamental right of people to protest.”

AOC’S KIND OF PRESIDENT

While Biden campaigned as a moderate unifier, his presidency has proved radical and combative enough to satisfy socialist firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

  • After being handed a Senate-passed $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, Biden has sided with House progressives who are holding the legislation hostage in exchange for maximum reconciliation spending on their priorities.
  • “I think that President Biden has been a good faith partner to the entire Democratic Party,” Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”

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