White House Says Trump Suggesting Pardons Shows He’s Somehow “Unfit”

(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- In an odd move, the White House chimed in on former President Donald Trump’s comments about how he would consider pardoning the defendants in the January 6 attacks on the U.S. Capitol building.

On Monday, Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said Trump’s comments served as a reminder for how unfit he is to serve in office. As she said during a press briefing:

“He defended the actions of his supporters, who stormed the Capitol and brutally attacked the law enforcement officers protecting it. I think it’s important to shout that out and call that out.

“He even attacked his own vice president for not, in his words, having overturned the election. And it’s just a reminder of how unfit he is for office. And it’s telling that even some of his closest allies have rejected those remarks as inappropriate in the days since.”

It’s a rather odd stance for a sitting administration to take about a former political official. It goes to prove that Trump is still a powerful force in the political world and that the Biden administration is, in fact, worried about his influence over Republican voters.

The 2024 presidential election is still 2.5 years away, and Psaki is already making comments that seem more fit for a presidential election than they do for the second year of their administration.

What it also proves, though, is that the Biden administration is concerned about the upcoming midterm elections later this year, as the Republican Party looks primed to retake the majority in both the House and the Senate. And if that happens, it’ll make the Biden administration even more ineffective than it already is.

In recent weeks, Congress has been discussing whether to reform the Electoral Count Act, which sets the process for certifying election results sent from the state. On Sunday, Trump commented on that, saying his former vice president, Mike Pence, should’ve unilaterally “changed the outcome” of the 2020 presidential election.

Maine Republican Susan Collins is leading a bipartisan group of senators to discuss reforms to the act, which sets the formal process for how the federal government officially certifies state election counts for presidential elections.

At the press briefing Monday, Psaki reiterated that President Joe Biden and top White House officials are indeed supportive of Congress considering changes to the act. She did add that the administration doesn’t believe the proposed changes would be a good enough substitute for broader reforms for voting rights that Democrats have been trying to pass through Congress for a while now.

He asked:

“If the vice president had ‘absolutely no right’ to change the presidential election results in the Senate, despite fraud and many other irregularities, how come the Democrats and RINO Republicans, like Wacky Susan Collins, are desperately trying to pass legislation that will not allow the vice president to change the results of the election?”