At her daily press briefing yesterday, White House press secretary declined to characterize the trip Texas Democrats made to Washington D.C. to abdicate their legislative responsibilities as a “super-spreader” event.
The questions come as more federal officials who met with the Democrats and the Democrats themselves have tested positive for COVID-19.
Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy asked Psaki if the event was considered a “super-spreader” and noted that “more than 10%” of the traveling Texas Democrats have tested positive.
Referring to the “super-spreader” term, Psaki insisted, “That is not a characterization we’re making here. Vaccines are not foolproof. We know vaccines – I think these individuals have been vaccinated. That is a good sign.”
McEnany tweeted out video of the exchange and lamented, “Remember when the Rose Garden ACB nomination was called a “SUPERSPREADER EVENT” by the media!?”
“I DO! Looks like there is a different standard for the Texas Democrats!” McEnany exclaimed, before directing followers to tune into her show “Outnumbered” on Fox News.
Remember when the Rose Garden ACB nomination was called a “SUPERSPREADER EVENT” by the media!? I DO!— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) July 21, 2021
Looks like there is a different standard for the Texas Democrats!
Join me on @OutnumberedFNC on Fox News at NOON to discuss! pic.twitter.com/l2JvL1YGr9
“Outnumbered” began today with a roundtable discussion on the situation and the hypocrisy of how the media also refuses to report on it in that manner.
From Fox News:
Doocy asked what the White House’s message was to Texas Democrats after the meeting.
“Our message continues to be, ‘thanks for standing up for voting rights,’” Psaki said.
Doocy pressed Psaki on whether President Biden supports mask mandates being reinstated in states across the nation.
“It is not what we’re instituting from the federal government,” Psaki said, adding that “nothing has changed with guidance for the American public,” noting that vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks or face coverings, while officials recommend that unvaccinated individuals wear masks.
“Anything we determine will be guided by medical experts,” Psaki said.
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