White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki put an optimistic spin on President Biden’s certain defeat on election reform, saying Thursday that “we’re gonna keep fighting till the votes are had.”
Psaki refused to concede defeat despite President Biden admitting after a lunch meeting with Senate Democrats that “we missed this time” after he pushed to scrap the 60-vote legislative filibuster so that Democrats could pass the measures with a simple majority.
CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins pressed Psaki on whether Biden accepts that he won’t sway Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Joe Manchin (D-WVa.) to change Senate rules allow for a bare majority vote on the legislation.
“Sen. Sinema before the president got up there reiterated that she does not want to change the