Jen Psaki Says Biden Violating His Own Mask Mandate Was Justified: 'He Was Celebrating' [Video]
It looks like the Honeymoon phase with Jo Biden and his staff has finally come to an end. The newly sworn-in president was hit with an array of honest questions about his unexplained plan to roll out more vaccines. While Biden retreated his press secretary took a slightly different approach.
Deflect. Dodge. Dismiss.
During a White House briefing newly appointed press secretary Jen Psaki defended Bidens right to party mask-free when pressed by a reporter about the hypocrisy of it all. Biden had just signed an executive order mandating that masks be worn on federal lands. Just one problem, old Joe didn't feel the need to wear his mask just hours later at the Lincoln memorial monument.
Psaki was asked by Fox News' Peter Doocy during her press conference Thursday, "Why weren't President Biden and all members of the Biden family masked at all times on federal lands last night if he signed an executive order that mandates masks on federal lands at all times?"
"I think, Steve, he was celebrating an evening, a historic day in our country," Psaki replied to Peter Doocy. I don't know where she got 'Steve', but that is not his name.
Psaki added, "And certainly he signed the mask mandate because it's a way to send a message to the American public about the importance of wearing masks, how it can save tens of thousands of lives."
The White House press secretary added that the administration takes "a number of COVID precautions" and listed a handful, saying, "I don't know that I have more for you on it than that."
So what she's saying is signing the executive order should be 'good enough', Steve... Gawd. Doocy didn't leave it there:
"But as Joe Biden often talks about, it is not just important the example of power, but the power of our example," Doocy pressed. "Was that a good example for people who were watching who might not pay attention normally?"
"Well Steve, (again, not his name) I think the power of his example is also the message he sends by signing 25 executive orders including almost half of them related to COVID," Psaki responded, wrongly identifying the reporter again before reiterating, "Yesterday was a historic moment in our history, he was inaugurated as president of the United States, he was surrounded by his family—we take a number of precautions, but I think we have bigger issues to worry about at this moment in time."
Jen Psaki is asked why Joe Biden and members of his family weren't wearing masks at the Lincoln Memorial last night after signing the mask mandate on federal lands:
"He was celebrating a historic day in our country... We have bigger things to worry about." pic.twitter.com/wLjD1V0k1f
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 21, 2021
I think it's safe to say this is going to be a long four years of dodgy answers and redirects. Meanwhile, it's back to Democrat's 'business as usual' where they live by the motto of 'do as I say not as I do'.
"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the Government, and I'm here to help. "
-Former President Ronald Reagan August 12th, 1986