Democrat President Joe Biden defended intimidation tactics used by his supporters during a press conference on Monday, claiming that while he does not believe his supporters chasing Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) into a bathroom stall is an “appropriate tactic,” it “happens to everybody” and “it’s part of the process.”
“Mr. President, you’re talking about how you have 48 Democratic votes right now, the other two have been pressured by activists,” a reporter said. “Joe Manchin had people on kayaks show up to his boat, Senator Sinema was chased into a restroom, do you think those tactics are crossing a line?”
Biden shrugged and flippantly replied, “I don’t think they’re appropriate tactics but it happens to everybody from the, ha, the only people it doesn’t happen to are people who have Secret Service standing around them. Um, so uh, it’s part of the process.”
Biden on the Sinema incident:
“It happens to everybody… it’s part of the process” pic.twitter.com/hegK0ICjZu
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) October 4, 2021
National File was among the first outlets to report on the harassment of Sinema by pro-illegal immigrant activists on Sunday:
Video footage from Arizona shows angry left-wing insurrectionist harassing Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for not being sufficiently devoted to President Joe Biden and open borders policies, going so far as to chase her into a bathroom stall while obsessively filming her with camera phones.
“Right now is a real moment that our people need in order to talk about what’s really happening,” one male demands in the footage. “We need a Build Back Better plan right now.” As Sinema heads into the women’s bathroom, female members of the mob follow her inside, screaming “We need solutions and the Build Back Better plan has the solutions that we need.”Advertisement - story continues below
The activists stand directly outside of Sinema’s bathroom stall in the footage, continuing to hold their phone cameras outstretched. “We knocked on doors for you to get you elected, and just how we got you elected, we can get you out of office if you don’t support what you promised us.””We need the Build Back Better plan right now,” another individual demands as Sinema can be heard flushing the toilet. The activists continue to scream and berate Sinema for the duration of the video, which lasts nearly two minutes.