Joe Biden on Monday said the harassment of Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), due to their lack of support for legislation critical to his agenda, may be inappropriate, but it is “part of the process.”
Over the weekend, both Manchin and Sinema were stalked by unhinged left-wing activists trying to intimidate them into supporting the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion socialist spending bill.
Manchin was ambushed by activists on kayaks while he was in his houseboat, which is where he lives when he’s in Washington D.C.
— CPD Action (@CPDAction) October 1, 2021
Sinema was hounded in a classroom at Arizona State University, and followed into a bathroom, where she was filmed as she entered and closed a stall. The senator is a lecturer at the Phoenix area university’s School of Social Work. While she was in the stall, the agitators harangued her for not backing the Democrats’ ruinous spending agenda.
Far left extremists followed Senator Sinema into a bathroom & harassed her in the stall.
This is despicable behavior & shows how radical the democrat party has become.pic.twitter.com/7xOxDXuSTb
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) October 3, 2021
When asked Monday for a response to the incidents, Biden said: “I don’t think they’re appropriate tactics, but it happens to everybody.”
Chuckling, he added: “The only people it doesn’t happen to are the people who have Secret Service standing around them. So, it’s part of the process.”
Having people follow you into the women's bathroom is "part of the process," says our president.
What a role model. https://t.co/EZzpnMQqYb
— Kelsey Bolar (Harkness) (@kelseybolar) October 4, 2021
Biden made clear that the two senators being targeted by Democrat street agitators are to blame for holding up the Regime’s radical agenda.
President Biden turns up the heat on Manchin and Sinema and blames them for holding up infrastructure, "I need 50 votes in the senate. I have 48. " pic.twitter.com/0xXstcwXT5
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) October 4, 2021
Sinema’s office released a statement Monday condemning the behavior of the activists for disrupting her class and bothering her students.
“Yesterday, several individuals disrupted my class at Arizona State University. After deceptively entering a locked, secure building, these individuals filmed and publicly posted videos of my students without their permission — including footage taken of both my students and I using a restroom,” she said.
“In Arizona, we love the First Amendment. We know it is vital to our democracy that constituents can freely petition, protest, or criticize my policy positions and decisions. The activist group that engaged in yesterday’s behavior is one that both my team and I have met with several times since I was elected to the Senate, and I will continue engaging with Arizonans with diverse viewpoints to help inform my work for Arizona.
“Yesterday’s behavior was not legitimate protest. It is unacceptable for activist organizations to instruct their members to jeopardize themselves by engaging in unlawful activities such as gaining entry to closed university buildings, disrupting learning environments, and filming students in a restroom.
“In the 19 years I have been teaching at ASU, I have been committed to creating a safe and intellectually challenging environment for my students. Yesterday, that environment was breached. My students were unfairly and unlawfully victimized. This is wholly inappropriate.
“It is the duty of elected leaders to avoid fostering an environment in which honestly-held policy disagreements serve as the basis for vitriol — raising the temperature in political rhetoric and creating a permission structure for unacceptable behavior.”