White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre holds a press briefing on Thursday, July 29, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Erin Scott) [Photo Credit: The White House, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons]
The White House is claiming that MAGA Republicans pose a threat to the country and democracy over their view the 2020 election was fraudulent.
Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy pointed out that White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed that the 2016 election was “stolen.”
Doocy read the tweets where Jean-Pierre said in 2016 that Donald Trump and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp stole their elections, The Daily Caller reports.
Doocy asked, “If denying an election is extreme now, why wasn’t it then?”
Jean-Pierre, in her normal bumbling self said, “so let’s be very clear that that comparison that you made is just ridiculous.”
After Doocy asked how the comparison was ridiculous, she responded:
“You’re asking me a question, let me answer it… I was talking specifically at that time of what was happening with voting rights and what was in danger of voting rights. That’s what I was speaking to at the time and here’s the thing, I have said, Governor Kemp won the election in Georgia. I’ve been clear about that. I have said President Trump won the election in 2016 and I’ve been clear about that.”
DOOCY: "You tweeted in 2016 that Trump stole an election."
KJP: "I knew this was coming. I was waiting, Peter."
DOOCY: "Well, here we go. […] If denying election results is extreme now, why wasn't it then?"