Karine Jean Pierre, White House Press Secretary, was irate Wednesday after being repeatedly asked about the impeachment investigation into President Biden. She even snapped at a journalist who tried to refute her claim that Biden “didn’t commit any wrongdoing”.
The exchange occurred during the daily White House press briefing after Jean-Pierre was asked how confident she was that there would be no evidence incriminating Biden in his son Hunter’s foreign business dealings, his alleged involvement in which has been the centerpiece of House Republicans’ investigation into the family’s finances.
“Any details about the investigation, I’m sure — I want this to be at the top.” Jean-Pierre replied, “I’m going refer you to my coworkers at the counsel’s offices,” when asked about the inquiry.
She tried to deflect by referring to Biden’s speech on “Bidenomics”, and arguing that it was one of the “real” issues the American people wanted to hear, instead of Republicans’ investigations.
They spent the entire year investigating President Obama. We’ve heard this over and over from their investigation. It’s not surprising, since the president did nothing wrong.
Steve Nelson, a reporter for the New York Post, tried to argue with Jean-Pierre about her claim. She snapped at him.
“Even House Republicans have said the evidence does not exist. House Republicans have said that to my friend in the back who just yelled at, which is incredibly inappropriate,” she said, appearing frustrated.
“But House Republicans said that it didn’t exist. In fact, their own investigations debunked these ridiculous attacks. The only reason Speaker Kevin McCarthy is pulling this stunt is because Marjorie Taylor Greene said it. You all have reported it.
Jean-Pierre continued, listing Republicans who she claimed were threatening House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s speakership and calling the investigation into impeachment “baseless”.
McCarthy announced Tuesday the formal impeachment investigation, saying at a news conference that House Republicans “uncovered serious allegations and credible allegations about President Biden’s behavior.”
He cited allegations of “abuse, obstruction, and corruption” against Biden made by several GOP committees that have been investigating foreign business dealings of the president and members of his family.