White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked about her hypocrisy when it comes to questioning the results of an election.
Here is exhibit one:
— Karine Jean-Pierre (@K_JeanPierre) December 18, 2016
And exhibit two:
Reminder: Brian Kemp stole the gubernatorial election from Georgians and Stacey Abrams.https://t.co/ZIKGTd6U1v
— Karine Jean-Pierre (@K_JeanPierre) April 2, 2020
With those tweets in mind, and the fact that President Joe Biden just hammered so-called MAGA Republicans for denying election results, KJP was asked by Fox News reporter Peter Doocy about the tweets. Watch the exchange below.
KJP said she wasn’t going to go back to 2016, but instead focus “on the here and now.” She said the comparison between her tweets and what President Donald J. Trump and his supporters have done is “ridiculous.”
“I was, I was talking specifically at that time of what was happening with voting rights and what was in danger of voting rights. That’s what I was speaking to at the time,” KJP said.
She said she has been clear that both Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp won in 2020 and President Donald J. Trump won in 2016.
She pivoted to the Jan. 6 protest at the Capitol.
“That was the danger that we were seeing at the time. That’s what the President has called out and that’s what he’s going to continue to call out,” she said. “So yes, when you have MAGA Republicans, an extreme part of Republicans, who just deny or do not want to really say what exactly happened on that day or say it was a protest when it clearly was not a peaceful protest — that’s not what we saw on that day. Yes, the president is going to call that out.”