The White House toughened on Friday President Joe Biden’s response to protesters cornering Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in a bathroom.
“He believes that what happened to her crossed the line and was flat-out unacceptable,” press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at the briefing.
She added, “It doesn’t need to happen that way.”
Psaki’s condemnation was firmer than the one she and Biden offered earlier this week after demonstrators followed Sinema, a critical Democratic vote, into a bathroom at Arizona State University, where she guest lectures. People approached on her flight to Washington, D.C., and at Reagan National Airport as well.
Tensions within the Democratic Party have risen as lawmakers try to pass the $1.2 trillion