White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Does Quite a Dance Around the Hunter Issue – Watch
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre tried to escape being painted into a corner by the press by stating on Wednesday that “Hunter Biden is a private citizen, and this was a personal matter for him.”
“As we have said, the president, the first lady — they love their son, and they support him as he continues to rebuild his life,” she said. “So for anything further, as you know — and we’ve been very consistent from here — I’d refer you to the Department of Justice and to Hunter’s representatives, who is his legal team, obviously, who can address any of your questions.”
Jean-Pierre repeatedly dodged questions about the president’s son, and she claimed that she has not spoken to Biden that day. “He has been busy continuing to work on behalf of the American people, as he does every day, with internal meetings,” she claimed. “And so, I will leave it there.”
A reporter noted the gun-related legal issues that Hunter Biden faces and asked what the president’s views were on the matter.
“President Biden has spent most of his political career working on gun laws, on gun reform,” the reporter said. “Does he believe that someone who is charged with possessing a firearm illegally should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law?”
“So, here, I’m going to be — I think I know where this question is going, and I’m just going to continue to say: As it relates to this — the case that we’re seeing in Delaware, I’m just going to not speak to that,” Jean-Pierre responded. “It is an independent matter. This is up for the Department of Justice.”
“Even with the question that you’re asking me, it’s up to — it’s up to — it’s a — it’s one of those legal, criminal matters,” she added. “And it’s up to that process — that legal process. I’m just not going to speak to it here.”
KARINE JEAN-PIERRE: "I have not spoken to the president today. He has been busy."
Biden has nothing on his public schedule today. pic.twitter.com/8BZ9odx53X
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