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Fwd: [EXTERNAL] Out-of-town pool report #7 -- fuller quotes

From: "Groppe, Maureen"
Date: November 24, 2022 at 11:03:08 AM EST
To: Wranglers
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Out-of-town pool report #7 -- fuller quotes

As always, please check against transcript.

On mass shootings:

The idea that we're not enforcing red flag lawsis ridiculous.

The idea we still allow semi- automatic weapons to be purchased is sick. Just sick. It has no, no social redeeming value. Zero. None. Not a single solitary rationale for it except profit for the gun manufacturers.

Q. Can you do anything about gun laws during the lame duck?

Im going to try?

Q. What will you try and do?

Im going to try to get rid of assault weapons.

Q. During the lame duck?

Im going to do it whenever - Ive got to make that assessment as I get in and start counting votes.

On Ukraine:

This is no time to walk away from Ukraine, not at all. Now, we had a lot of talk in this last election about whether the other team is going to continue to support Ukraine. I still believe there's enough support there.

On the railroad strike:

Q. Can you talk about what the holdup is?

I cant because its the middle of the negotiations.

Q. Are you involved?

My team has been in touch with all the partiesI have not directly engaged yet because they're still talking.

On annual physical:

Q. When will you get your annual physical?

Do you think I need it?

Part of my physical is already done and Ill be getting it before the end of the year.

On oil price cap

Q. Has Yellen talk to you about an oil price cap?

Yes, and its in play.

Sent from my iPhone

Maureen Groppe

White House Correspondent