Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany criticized current White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki for giving a “snarky” response to a federal judge’s ruling to vacate the Biden administration’s transportation mask mandate.
Psaki on Monday refused to confirm that the mask mandate was no longer in place, though a judge vacated the requirement as “unlawful.”
“Just to quickly follow up on the mask mandate being voided by this judge, what is the White House’s assessment of what that means for travelers today?” a reporter asked Psaki.
“Well, it just happened this afternoon,” the press secretary dodged. “And so, the Department of Homeland Security is over — obviously oversees the implementation of this, and they’re reviewing it as we speak.”
“So it’s still in place right now?” the reporter pressed.
“They are doing it as we speak. It just came out this afternoon,” Psaki said. “And if there [are] any updates while I’m out here, I’m sure we can provide them to all of you.”
McEnany, who served as White House press secretary under former President Donald Trump, blasted Psaki for withholding about the reality of the ruling, instead giving a “snarky” response.
“You’re the press secretary and you know how government works,” McEnany said on Fox News’s “Outnumbered.” “That’s a snarky answer. The answer is we respect the opinion of the federal judiciary, but that’s not what she said.”
McEnany added that she hopes “Jen Psaki fights very hard against this ruling. I hope President Biden does, and I hope they show the true autocrats they are.”
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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