Karine Jean-Pierre slams a reporter for asking if the cocaine from the White Home belonged to the Biden household
During the White House press briefing, a reporter asked if the cocaine found in the White House belonged to the Biden family and White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre did not have it.
Reporter: Can you say once and for all whether the cocaine belonged to the Biden family or not?
KJP: You weren’t here on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday so it’s incredibly irresponsible to ask that question. pic.twitter.com/lZJ4mOfZRY
— Acyn (@Acyn) July 7, 2023
Transcript as provided to PoliticusUSA by the White House:
Q Hello. I was wondering if you have any comments on recent crime in DC. The penalties increase. In the recent killings, we lost an SIV applicant from Afghanistan. Really tragic. I wonder what the White House has to say about this.
And second, I’m sorry to bring up cocaine again. But there was a question during the press briefing with Andrew Bates yesterday which was – I guess – he said that was the case – he didn’t – he would avoid it because of the Hatch Act.
I’m just asking again: can you say once and for all whether the cocaine was part of it or not? biden Family?
MS. JEAN-PIERRE: Well, a few things. He mentioned the Hatch Act because in the Donald he was asked the question –
MS. JEAN-PIERRE: – using Donald Trump. And so he tried to be very attentive.
F Yes. I didn’t do that, so –
MS. JEAN-PIERRE: Okay, I understand you. But you ask me a question, so I’ll answer it for you. And that’s why he said the Hatch Act. So I would – you know, read the transcript, in full, so you can see exactly what he was trying to say. So that’s number one.
So we’re not avoiding the question; that is not true. We have answered this question and have spent the last two days delving into this question extensively.
You know, there’s been some irresponsible reporting about it Family, and – and that’s how I have to pronounce it here. And I made myself very clear. Two days ago, when I was being talked about again and again, I was asked a question.
As you know – and the media reported this – the biden Family wasn’t here. You weren’t here. They were at Camp David. You weren’t here on Friday. You weren’t here on Saturday. You weren’t here on Sunday. You weren’t even here on Monday.
They came back on Tuesday. So asking that question is actually incredibly irresponsible. And – and I’ll just leave it at that.
It was an irresponsible question. That the Bidens were not in the White House was reported in Sunday’s original reports. There is no reason to ask this question unless the intention is to foment a false narrative using the White House press conference as a platform.
Republicans are desperate for a Biden scandal. Tim Scott has already tried to blame President Biden for the cocaine found.
Reporters laughed when asked about it repeatedly during the White House briefing.
This isn’t going the way Republicans thought it would.
The person probably sweating right now is not a member of the Biden family, but the person who brought a bag of cocaine into the White House.
Karine Jean-Pierre didn’t answer nonsensical questions about this, and anyone who asks such an inconsiderate question deserves to be confronted.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also White House press secretary and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. The focus of his thesis was on public policy with a focus on social reform movements.
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