Psaki Announces That Kamala Is In Fact 'Human'- Thanks For Clearing That Up?
I poke fun as the White House's poor defense and lies about VP Kamala Harris's mask wearing abilities but the reality it's rediculous. Remember when we were all forced to mask up and seen as villains if we didn't obey? Well, apparently, it's okay for Harris to go maskless. According to White House Press Sec JEn Psaki, Harris didn't mask up during the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson because 'she's human'.
Her statement came after Psaki exhausted all other excuses why Harris was caught several times without a mask.
NBC News White House correspondent Kelly O’Donnell asked her to clarify whether her remarks hinted at being able to break guidelines put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“Absolutely not and I appreciate your question on that,” Psaki said. “What I was conveying was that while she has worn a mask as is protocol and as is our expectation from everyone from the vice president, president [and] all of us on down if you have a close contact. There was a photo, as Jacqui [Heinrich] said and there are moments when she was human and she didn’t have a fat mask on in the photo but she has worn the mask and certainly that is what we want to convey to the American people.”
O’Donnell then asked if she did not wear the mask because she will be featured in photographs that “will live for decades.”
“I think it was a decision made in the moment, but it doesn’t mean that we don’t all try to be model citizens here and abide by what the CDC protocols are and requirements. And I wanted to reiterate that she did tests negative in case those of you had not seen that because she now is at that 5-days past the close contact.”
Psaki was first pressed about Harris by Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy on Friday when he asked if there was “a carveout” in CDC regulations for the vice president.
“So this isn’t a case of rules for thee but not for VP?” Doocy said.
“She had an emotional moment which is understandable,” the press secretary responded.
Harris had been in close contact with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her communications director, Jamal Simmons, who both tested positive for COVID last week. A Wednesday statement from the White House said the vice president “will follow CDC guidance for those that have been in contact with a positive individual.”
So there you have it, the official White House's stance on why Harris didn't mask up is because 'she's human'.
Thanks Jen, for clearing that up...