WH press secretary Jen Psaki “never encouraged people to protest outside justices’ homes,” tweeted Deputy WH Press Secretary Andrew Bates.
Psaki had said “and we certainly continue to encourage that – outside of judges’ homes.”
Posted BY: Zero Hedge
In the wake of this morning’s arrest of a gunman near Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s house, the White House is doing serious damage control after people began pointing out that former White House spox Jen Psaki encouraged people to protest outside the homes of USSC Justices.
“She never encouraged people to protest outside justices’ homes,” tweeted Deputy White House Press Secretary Andrew Bates in response to former Trump Spox Kayleigh McEnany- who then provided a transcript in which he highlights Psaki saying “protests have been peaceful to date.”
In the very next line, however, Psaki says “and we certainly continue to encourage that – outside of judges’ homes.”
Unsurprisingly – given the source – this presentation is dishonest.— Andrew Bates (@AndrewJBates46) June 8, 2022
The full answer (from one of Jen's *hundreds* of briefings) made the opposite point.
She said we encouraged protesters to remain peaceful.
She never encouraged people to protest outside justices' homes. https://t.co/6RaGjJNCn5 pic.twitter.com/TsxOAqwRMB
(As opposed to, say, “we continue to encourage that – just not outside of judges’ homes”)
In short – the White House’s official position is – or was – that protesting outside Justices’ homes is OK… as long as they remain peaceful.
And we all know what the left considers ‘peaceful’…