A spokeswoman for Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida claimed that White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was “not set up to succeed.”
“I’m not going to defend her, she has blatantly lied about my boss from the White House briefing room,” Christina Pushaw posted on Twitter late Thursday night, “But, Karine was not set up to succeed. Biden gave her this job as his approval collapses and the country faces multiple crises.”
Jean-Pierre replaced Jen Psaki as White House press secretary in May, becoming the first black woman, immigrant and lesbian to serve in the role.
“She wasn’t set up to succeed because frankly, she has a very difficult job cleaning up the messes Biden leaves in every public appearance, like his attack on SCOTUS at the NATO summit yesterday,” Pushaw told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Pushaw also provided instances where Jean-Pierre lied about DeSantis.
“She just lied 2 weeks ago when she stated that Florida ‘reversed course’ on child Covid vaccination — our position has never changed and has always been clear and consistent,” Pushaw said, referring to comments DeSantis made in June.
Pushaw also pointed to statements Jean-Pierre made about Florida’s recently-passed parents rights bill being “targeted at LGBTQ kids,” telling The DCNF the legislation was about “age-appropriate sex education regardless of orientation.”
The White House did not respond immediately to a request for comment from TheDCNF.