During a White House press briefing on Monday, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked about remarks made by former press secretary Jen Psaki, who said over the weekend “crime is a huge vulnerability for Democrats”, ahead of the November midterms.
“If it is a referendum on the president, [Democrats] will lose, and they know that. They also know that crime is a huge vulnerability for Democrats — I would say one of the biggest vulnerabilities,” Psaki said, in part, on NBC News.
Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy asked Jean-Pierre about the former press secretary’s comments during Monday’s briefing, wondering, “Jen Psaki says the ‘crime is huge vulnerability for Democrats’. Why would she say that?”
Jean-Pierre deflected from the question and appeared to go to talking points instead.
“So again, I can’t do electro-politics from here, as you know,” the White House press secretary replied.
“But I kind of don’t agree with your characterization of what she actually said,” Jean-Pierre alleged.
Peter Doocy asks Karine Jean-Pierre why Jen Psaki would say crime is huge vulnerability for Democrats:
"I don't agree with your characterization of what she actually said." pic.twitter.com/kU7Qnx0PAt
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On the upcoming midterm elections, former top Biden spokeswoman Jen Psaki admits "if it is a referendum on the president, [Democrats] will lose." pic.twitter.com/g3bqRgWHCy
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Doocy also asked the press secretary if Joe Biden “thinks America’s big cities are safe”.
Jean-Pierre claimed, “It is not a yes or no question”, asserting that the current violent crime wave is “complicated and multi-faceted”.
Karine Jean-Pierre says the current violent crime wave is “complicated and multi-faceted" pic.twitter.com/yU80G8Lcfk
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