Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy confronted press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday regarding previous claims in which she said the 2016 presidential election was “stolen” from Hillary Clinton along with asserting Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) “stole” the 2018 gubernatorial election from Stacey Abrams.
“Stolen emails, stolen drone, stolen election …..welcome to the world of #unpresidented Trump,” Jean-Pierre tweeted December 2016 after Trump won, repeating Hillary Clinton’s claims that Trump was illegitimately elected.
“A follow up about the MAGA-Republican attention: so if we’re all in agreement that it’s incorrect to say the 2020 election was stolen, what about the 2016 election?” Peter Doocy asked the White House press secretary.
Karine Jean-Pierre said that she was “not going to go back to where we were or 2016”, adding, “We’re gonna focus on the here-and-now. We’re gonna focus on what’s happening today.”
Doocy followed up for more clarity: “But just to try and understand the new attention on the MAGA-Republicans — you tweeted in 2016, ‘Trump stole an election. You tweeted Brian Kemp stole an election. If denying election results is extreme now, why wasn’t it then?”
The White House press secretary claimed that Doocy’s “comparison” was “ridiculous” then pivoted to what appeared as January 6 talking points.
Jean-Pierre claimed she was talking about “voting rights at the time”, then admitted Governor Brian Kemp and Donald Trump won their elections, before shifting to January 6.
“What we are talking about right now — let’s not forget what happened on January 6, 2021. We saw an insurrection, a mob that was incited by the person who occupied this campus, this facility at that time, and it was an attack on our democracy” she claimed, without mentioning 2020 summer riots.
Nobody been charged with “insurrection” from January 6 and the FBI found scant evidence that the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was the result of an organized plot to overturn the presidential election result, according to four current and former law enforcement officials.
“Let’s not forget: people died that day,” the White House press secretary said.
Ashli Babbit was killed by a Capitol Police officer on January 6 and the Department of Justice closed the investigation into her death just three months after the incident occurred.
Watch the full exchange between Peter Doocy and Karine Jean-Pierre:
Doocy calls out Karine Jean-Pierre about her "stolen election" Tweets. pic.twitter.com/SlFh2XYyuG
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Reminder: Brian Kemp stole the gubernatorial election from Georgians and Stacey Abrams.https://t.co/ZIKGTd6U1v
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Here is ten straight minutes of Democrats denying election results.pic.twitter.com/bJRbzEcIO2
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