White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Monday turned into a stuttering mess after Fox News reporter Peter Doocy quoted Jen Psaki.
“Jen Psaki says that ‘crime is a huge vulnerability for Democrats.’ Why would she say that?” Peter Doocy asked Karine Jean-Pierre.
Doocy was referring to Jen Psaki’s remarks on Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Psaki said if the midterms are a referendum on Joe Biden, the Democrats will lose.
“Look, I think the Democrats – if the election is about who is the most extreme, as we saw with Kevin McCarthy touch on there with Marjorie Taylor Greene… then they’re gonna win. If it is a referendum on the president, they will lose and they know that,” Psaki said.
“They also know that crime is a huge vulnerability for Democrats, I would say one of the biggest vulnerabilities,” Psaki added.
Karine Jean-Pierre denied Psaki made the statement, but it’s on video.
“I don’t agree with your characterization of what she actually said,” Karine Jean-Pierre quipped.
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
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) September 26, 2022
Jen Psaki said those exact words.
Roll the tape!
WATCH: If the election is about which side is the most extreme, Democrats will win, @jrpsaki says. If it’s a referendum on the president, they’ll lose, she says.
“Yes the economy is hanging over everything, but you do have to look at state-by-state factors.” pic.twitter.com/wC9hj3MX5T
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) September 25, 2022