Karine Jean-Pierre Smacks Down Right-Wing Reporter For Disrespect


White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre wasn’t putting up with the right-wing trying to shout their COVID misinformation.

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Transcript provided to PoliticusUSA by The White House:

Q    Dr. Fauci, what did you personally do to investigate the origins of COVID?
 
MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Go ahead Alex.  Go ahead, Alex.
 
Q    What have you personally done to investigate the origins of COVID?
 
Q    You’re being disrespectful.
 
MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  You’re being disrespectful.
 
Q    Disrespectful. 
 
MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Hold on, hold on.  Hold on.
 
Q    That’s a major part of your legacy though, Dr. Fauci.  Do you have an answer to that?
 
MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Wait, I did not call on you, Steven.
 …

Q    Thanks.  Dr. Fauci —
 
Q    What have you done personally to investigate the originals of COVID?
 
Q    — only — only 13 percent —
 
MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Hold on one second.
 
We have a process here.  I’m not calling out on people who yell.  And you’re being —
 
Q    You call on the same people every single time.
 
MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  You’re being — you’re being disrespectful to your colleagues, and you’re being disrespectful to our guests.  I will not call on you if you yell. 
 
And also, you’re taking time off the clock because Dr. Fauci has to leave in a couple of minutes.
 
Q    I think that’s (inaudible).
 
Q    You’re being disrespectful.
 
MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  I’m done.  I’m not going — I’m not getting into a back-and-forth with you.
 
Go ahead, Jeremy.
 
Q    Could we get an answer to the question?
 
Q    Thanks.  Dr. Fauci —
 
Q    But she’s asking — she’s asking a great question.
 
Q    It is a valid question.
 
Q    Stop being disrespectful.
 
Q    No, she’s asking a valid question.  If you’re ask your question — you should allow her to ask her question.
 
MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Go ahead, Jeremy.

Conservative media is frustrated because Trump gave them a platform in the White House for four years, and President Biden has taken that away. Shouting questions and insults at members of Democratic administrations is normal for conservative media.

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Karine Jean-Pierre shut it down, because shouting out right wing talking points and conspiracy rooted questions is not going to cut it in the Biden White House.



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