On 5/5/2022, telling reporters she might cry, Psaki called her replacement up to the podium at the top of today’s briefing to formally introduce Jean-Pierre, whom she called a friend and “partner in truth.” “And I am just so grateful to have had Karine by my side for this, over the last 15 months and I just can’t wait to see her shine at the podium. So congratulations, and I can’t wait to see you bring your own style and brilliance to this job,” Psaki said.
After a year and a half at the podium, White House press secretary Jen Psaki is planning to leave the White House on May 13, and her current deputy, Karine Jean-Pierre, will be her replacement. Psaki didn’t comment on her plans, but if Psaki lands at NBC News next, as Axios has reported, it would follow a similar path to former Biden-Harris administration adviser Symone Sanders, who left last year to start a show on MSNBC. Sanders signed a deal for a show with NBC back in January, which will air on MSNBC and will stream on Peacock. Psaki faced questions about her decision to engage in negotiations with MSNBC while still occupying a White House job, which Psaki defended by saying she was engaged with the White House counsel’s office to ensure that she did not break any ethical rules.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki refused to condemn a left-wing group that doxxed conservative Supreme Court justices after a draft opinion leak revealed the highest court of the land is set to strike down Roe v Wade. Far-left group “Ruth Sent Us” doxxed the home address of the six conservative justices of the US Supreme Court. Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked Psaki if Biden approves of the doxxing. “Activists posted a map with the home addresses of the Supreme Court justices. Is that kind of thing this president wants?” Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked Psaki. “Look, I think the President’s view is that there is a lot of passion, … about what they saw in that leaked document,” Psaki said. Doocy pressed Psaki and asked her if she thinks it’s okay if left-wing protesters show up to private homes. “I don’t have an official U.S. government position on where people protest,” Psaki said.
Amid lagging economy, Jen Psaki on gloomy small business survey: it’s just their “emotions”. Jen Psaki denies “progressive activists” protesting at supreme court justices’ homes are extreme. Psaki: Biden has no position on pro-abortion activists posting map of SCOTUS Justices’ homes. Psaki repeatedly refuses to condemn or criticize unprecedented leak of supreme court draft opinion.
Joe and Jill Biden hosted a Cinco de Mayo reception with Beatriz Gutiérrez Mueller de López Obrador, the wife of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Jill interrupted Joe and asked him if he saw his own granddaughter Naomi. “Did you say Naomi, too?” Jill Biden asked. “I didn’t see Naomi,” Joe said. “She’s over here. How can you miss her?” Jill said. “That’s my granddaughter,” a totally lost Joe Biden said pointing at the crowd. Jill chimed in, “And her fiancé!”
Biden economic advisor Jared Bernstein can’t rule out recession “not really a relevant question”.
Obama education department lawyer Biden lacks legal “authority” for unfair student loan bailout.
Jen Psaki leaving White House, replaced by Karine Jean-Pierre. Activists posting map of SCOTUS Justices’ homes. Can’t rule out recession.