White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre ended Friday in a testy exchange with Fox News correspondent Jackie Henrique after the reporter asked a question that was already covered in the day’s daily briefing.
Ms Jean-Pierre spent a significant part of Friday’s session discussing the Biden administration’s response to Republican governors using buses and airplanes, to punish state and local leaders for not supporting tough border policies. for sending asylum seekers to Democratic-led jurisdictions.
At one point during the daily briefing, Ms Jean-Pierre was asked whether the administration considered relocating migrants from the communities where they were in the US to other parts of the country to relieve overcrowding in areas where they lived. enter.
It responded that “there are always talks about how to deal with changing conditions at the border and improve border processing systems” but did not elaborate on any new policies the administration might or might not adopt. .
Six minutes later, she was met by Ms Heinrich, who asked: “Why did the president turn down a DHS plan to take migrants to the northern border to ease some congestion on the southern border?”
Ms Jean-Pierre replied that she was “just asked” about the same subject.
“It has already been asked and answered. I just answered that question literally,” she said when Ms. Heinrich tried to intervene to push her, whether the president tried to ease the overcrowding. Rejected plans to relocate migrants to the north.
She cut to the Fox reporter by saying she could review the White House transcript of Friday’s briefing if she had trouble understanding her previous answer.
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