White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is saying goodbye to the Biden Administration this week, eyes firmly set on a cushy seat over at MSNBC. On her way out the door, Psaki introduced her replacement, current deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
“She will be the first black woman and the first openly LGBTQ+ person to serve as the White House Press Secretary. Representation matters and she will give a voice to many, but also make many dream big about what is truly possible,” Psaki tweeted.
The left loves this talking point. They love it so much, in fact, that they are willing to overlook: her accusations that the Georgia governor’s election was stolen from Stacey Abrams; that she called Fox News racist; that she’s anti-Israel; and that she’s involved with CNN correspondent Suzanne Malveaux.
…that last one is a fairly significant conflict of interest.
Skipping back to April 2020, we find Jean-Pierre tweeting the following: “Reminder: Brian Kemp stole the gubernatorial election from Georgians and Stacey Abrams.” Jean-Pierre tweeted this with a link to an article about Governor Kemp’s COVID response.
“Almost all of Abrams’ claims have already been dismissed, and the remaining ones are nowhere close to what she alleged in her non-concession speech” after the 2018 election, Current Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said last month. “Her three-year ‘stolen election’ campaign has been nothing more than a political stunt to keep her in the national spotlight, and it’s a disservice to voters.”
But Jean-Pierre believes it.
Next, the matter of the incoming press secretary calling Fox News racist. “Fox News was racist before coronavirus, they are racist during coronavirus, and Fox News will be racist after the coronavirus,” Jean-Pierre said in response to Fox News using the term “China Virus.”
Then there’s the matter of her calling the American Israel Public Affairs Committee racist.
In a 2019 op-ed for Newsweek, Jean-Pierre blasted AIPAC as “severely racist” saying it has “become known for trafficking in anti-Muslim and anti-Arab rhetoric while lifting up Islamophobic voices and attitudes…When it comes down to it, AIPAC’s policies are not progressive policies. AIPAC’s values are not progressive values. It’s time to call a spade a spade.”
Finally, Jean-Pierre may be looking to steal a page out of the Cuomo family playbook. Suzanne Malveaux, Jean-Pierre’s partner, is a correspondent at CNN —and we all know how easily a relationship like that can lead to conflicts of interest.
Connected to CNN? Hates Fox? We can see where this is going…