Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki grabbed headlines Monday when she came clean about the White House to NBC News — and a Fox News star used the viral moment to trap the Biden administration’s current White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre.
Psaki said the spike in crime would seriously hurt the Democratic Party in the upcoming midterm election.
The Biden administration “know that crime is a huge vulnerability for Democrats; maybe the biggest vulnerability,” Psaki told NBC News host Chuck Todd.
Jean-Pierre was left to answer the brutally honest observation from Psaki.
And Fox News star Peter Doocy held her feet to the flames when he asked Jean-Pierre about the quote during a press conference on Monday.
“Does Biden think America’s big cities are safe?” Doocy asked, citing several high-profile crimes that have made headlines recently. “Should everyday Americans who are not in the public eye feel safe?”
Take a look for yourself —
PETER DOOCY: "Does Biden think America's big cities are safe? … Should everyday Americans who are not in the public eye feel safe?"
Jean-Pierre responds by bragging about President Biden funding law enforcement, despite members of his party calling for the defunding of police. pic.twitter.com/5uwgAcGYpP
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) September 26, 2022
“Jen Psaki says that ‘crime is a huge vulnerability for Democrats.’ Why would she say that?” Doocy asked.
Jean-Pierre deflected and said the direct quote was out of “characterization of what [Psaki] actually said.”
Not to be outdone, the Republican National Committee responded with Psaki’s direct quote —
Karine Jean-Pierre, today: "I don't agree with [the] characterization” that Jen Psaki said crime is a “vulnerability for Democrats.”
Jen Psaki, Sunday: "Crime is a huge vulnerability for Democrats." pic.twitter.com/UJcMwCF6Hm
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 26, 2022
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