White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre wanted nothing to do with a question about whether President Joe Biden lied about his involvement with son Hunter Biden’s dubious business dealings.
The first press briefing of the year got off to a familiar start when Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy grilled KJP about the border and then followed that up with a question about Republican oversight in the new Congress.
“With the new Republican majority coming in the House Oversight Committee is laying out their new investigations, and they claim to have evidence that Joe Biden lied to the American people about his involvement in his family’s business schemes,” Doocy said, before asking, “Did he?”
Doocy: Did Biden lie to the American people about his involvement in his family's business schemes?
KJP: So look, House Republicans said they'd fight inflation, but instead they're wanting to do an investigation on the president and his family. pic.twitter.com/qyBFmk7Za0
— Media Research Center (@theMRC) January 3, 2023
“So, look, I have said this before and I’ll say it again: House Republicans promised that fighting inflation during the midterms was going to be their number one priority,” Jean-Pierre replied. “That’s what they said was important to them, and that’s what they said that they wanted to do. But instead, what they’re doing is wanting to do an investigation on the president and his family.”
“That is their focus. They don’t want to focus on the American people and their family; they want to focus on political division. They want to focus on something that the American people do not want to see, as we saw from the midterm elections,” she continued. “Look, I’m not going to get into — you know, get into the specifics of any of the oversight here. We have a White House Counsel that’s going to — my colleagues who are going to deal with this. So I would point you to them.”
In effect, she dodged the question about whether Biden lied altogether. At the same time, evidence continues to grow suggesting that the president not only knew about Hunter’s business dealings in Ukraine and China, among other places but was actively involved — a critical issue, if true, given that he is now the commander in chief of the most powerful nation on earth.
Jean-Pierre wrapped up her response with the gift Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnel, R-Ky., gave Democrats, a joint appearance with Biden to tout the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed last year.
“One more thing — I’ll point you to tomorrow,” she said, in reference to doing things that are important to Americans. “‘Tomorrow we’re going to see a trip, an event that’s going to be done in a bipartisan way.”
Suffice it to say, Jean-Pierre’s dodge didn’t go over well on social media. Here’s a quick sampling of responses from Twitter:
But investigating the Trumpster for 4 straight years was ok. Lol clown
— Hustle4Life (@MrJanuary2000) January 4, 2023
Oh like all the investigations into Trump? Let the hypocrisy keep flowing.
— Thomas Mitchell (@TMitch8988) January 4, 2023
A simple “yes” would be too embarrassing.
— Marc Schurger (@mschurger) January 3, 2023
Inflationary spending is part and parcel with the family business dealing. So it all works out.
— Just think ☠️ (@BringBackCivics) January 3, 2023
She’s an absolute imbecile, this scaministration wasted billions on trump investigations and hoaxes for 7 years
— schmoo (@schmooze1777) January 3, 2023
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