Tag: Karine Jean-Pierre

White House condemns Arizona abortion ruling, says it will set women back ‘more than a century’

The White House condemned a Friday ruling in Arizona that allowed the state’s abortion ban to be enforced, saying that it will set women in the state back “more than a century.”  White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement Saturday that the potential consequences of the ruling are “catastrophic, dangerous, and unacceptable.”  […]

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Biden condemns Republicans for using migrants as ‘props’

President Biden on Thursday condemned Republican governors for using migrants as “props” for “political stunts” as he defended his administration’s handling of the southern border. Biden, addressing a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute gala, did not directly name GOP governors who have in recent weeks transported migrants out of their states and to blue states and […]

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President takes unexpected trip to Delaware to vote

President Biden on Tuesday took an unexpected trip to Delaware to cast his ballot in the primary election in his home state. When reporters asked the president why he was going to Delaware, he responded, “To vote.” The president’s trip is expected to be a quick jaunt out of Washington. The White House updated his […]

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White House calls out DeSantis, Greene to defend semi-fascists comment

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre defended President Biden comparing the “MAGA” wing of the Republican Party to “semi-fascism” on Wednesday by calling out Republicans like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) for their rhetoric. “Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green has publicly expressed support for shooting prominent democratic elected officials and suggesting […]

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White House calls Indiana abortion ban post-Roe ‘devastating’

The White House on Saturday slammed an abortion ban in Indiana signed into law on Friday. In a press release, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre called the legislation “devastating” and argued it “put personal health care decisions in the hands of politicians rather than women and their doctors.” “Yesterday’s vote, which institutes a near-total […]

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White House calls Indiana abortion ban post-Roe ‘devastating’

The White House on Saturday slammed an abortion ban in Indiana signed into law on Friday. In a press release, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre called the legislation “devastating” and argued it “put personal health care decisions in the hands of politicians rather than women and their doctors.” “Yesterday’s vote, which institutes a near-total […]

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Biden tests positive again for COVID-19, experiencing return of a loose cough

President Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again and is experiencing a loose cough, according to a memo Tuesday from his physician Kevin O’Connor, three days after the president experienced a rebound of his infection. “The president continues to feel well, though he is experiencing a bit of a return of a loose cough. He remains […]

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Biden gives video update after testing positive for COVID again

President Biden offered a video update on his health after his physician said he had tested positive again for COVID-19. “Hey folks, Joe Biden here. Tested positive this morning. Going to be working from home for the next couple days,” Biden said in the video, next to his dog, Commander.  “And I’m feeling fine, everything’s […]

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17 people determined close contacts to Biden

Seventeen people were identified as close contacts to President Biden, who has tested positive for COVID-19, including senior staff members and members of Congress.   No senior staff have tested positive for COVID-19 but they are all taking precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, no members of Congress and no members […]

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White House uses Biden’s COVID infection to stress importance of vaccination

White House officials on Thursday used President Biden’s positive test for COVID-19 to stress the importance of getting vaccinated against the virus as a new variant spread across the country. “Because the president is fully vaccinated, double boosted, his risk of serious illness is dramatically lower,” Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House’s coronavirus coordinator, told […]

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White House says it won’t declare climate emergency this week

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Tuesday that President Biden won’t declare a climate emergency this week, but that doesn’t mean he won’t do it eventually.  “He’s going to take, as I said, additional climate actions in that vein tomorrow, and he’s going to continue — he’s not going to just stop with the […]

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