White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked twice if securing even one Republican vote for Covid relief is a priority for President Joe Biden, and her responses were very clear, almost comically so.
During her most recent press briefing, Psaki fielded several questions on the $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan” that’s currently fighting its way through the Senate, including a final volley from CNN White House correspondent Jeremy Diamond.
Diamond: (I)n terms of bipartisanship, obviously there are a few Republican senators who are still considering how to vote on this package — Senator Lisa Murkowski chief among them, in terms of somebody who might support this bill.
MS. PSAKI: Mm-hmm.
Diamond: So how much of a priority is it for the