White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki used a question from Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy to remind the public that former President Donald Trump had incited an insurrection with his attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
During a White House press briefing on Monday, Doocy suggested that President Joe Biden had broken a promise not to interfere with the Department of Justice because he had spoken about the prosecution of Trump supporters who attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
"The president continues to believe that Jan. 6 was one of the darkest days in our democracy," Psaki explained. "He also continues to believe that the Department of Justice has the purview and the independence to make decisions about prosecutions."
"You say that that is his view but that is not what he said," Doocy pushed back.
"I just conveyed what his view is and that is also how he has operated, how he has governed and how he will continue to govern," Psaki insisted.
Doocy continued to press by noting that Biden had vowed not to "do what former President Trump does" by using the Department of Justice as a tool against his enemies.
"Well, since you give me the opportunity," Psaki replied, "the former president used his office to incite an insurrection, he put political pressure on senior DOJ officials to propagate lies about the election to the point where they threatened to resign en masse. I think there's hardly a comparison there."
Doocy refused to accept the answer, noting that Biden had said that he would not pressure the Justice Department.
"And he has not," Psaki remarked as Doocy protested. Watch the video below:
Jen Psaki flips Peter Doocy's question to remind Fox News viewers about Trump's insurrection youtu.be