On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki took a shot at the Alabama legislature shortly after the Alabama House of Representatives passed the Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act (SB184) by a 66-28 vote.

Psaki said in prepared remarks that Alabama's lawmakers and other legislators who were "contemplating" what she deemed "discriminatory bills" had been put on notice by the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services.

On Friday, the Alabama Republican Party responded to Psaki's threat.

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In a statement given to 1819 News, Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl applauded the Alabama Legislature for the passage of conservative legislation and advised the Biden administration to "keep your nose out of our business".

"The Alabama Republican Party would like to thank our members in the State House and Senate for their service to the people of Alabama," Wahl said. "No legislative session is perfect, but we are proud of our legislators' work, leadership and sacrifice this session. They passed solid, Conservative legislation on issues Alabama voters wanted addressed: $160 million in tax relief for the hard-working people of Alabama, Constitutional Carry, establishing gender rules for school bathrooms, family leave for adoptive parents, prohibiting the teaching of age-inappropriate material to elementary school children, and the Sergeant Nick Risner Act, which will prevent criminals convicted of a crime resulting in a death from being eligible for early release. Protecting people's rights, values and safety should always be a priority for government at any level, and that is exactly what these bills did.

"Concerning the threats to our legislature over the Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act during Jen Psaki's White House Press Briefing yesterday, we want to let our members know the Alabama Republican Party has your back," Wahl continued. "Alabamians are tired of the Biden Administration's radical leftist agenda and overreach into our state affairs. Our message to the Biden Administration is to respect the 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution, and keep your nose out of our business."

Wahl said that on behalf of the ALGOP he extends a special thank you to Rep. Wes Allen, Rep. Scott Stadthagen, Sen. Shay Shelnutt and Sen. Garlan Gudger for defending family values, even under fire from the left.

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