The White House appeared to cut out remarks made by a reporter during Friday’s press briefing from the administration’s official transcript of the event.
The exchange in question happened between Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Doocy asked Psaki about remarks that Biden made where he compared opponents of his voting rights agenda to segregationists.
Here’s what was said:
DOOCY: But as he talked about a year ago and working with Republicans, now he is talking about Republicans that don’t agree with voting rights – he’s describing them as George Wallace, Bull Connor and Jefferson Davis. What happened to the guy who — when he was elected said, “To make progress, we must stop treating our opponents as our enemy”?
PSAKI: I think everybody listening to that speech who is “speaking on the level,” as my mother would say, would note that he was not comparing them as humans, he was comparing the choice to those figures in history and where they’re going to position themselves if they — as they determine whether they’re going to support the fundamental right to vote or not.
The White House, however, did not include the following remarks from Doocy: “[Biden]’s describing them as George Wallace, Bull Connor and Jefferson Davis.”