Members of the White House press pool filed a formal complaint against Joe Biden for refusing to answer questions from the media as multiple crises have erupted in the U.S. and internationally.
The complaint was filed on Tuesday after Biden met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the Oval Office.
Johnson took several questions from British media reporters, but Biden refused to take any questions from American reporters.
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“[President] Biden and British PM [Boris Johnson] meet to discuss pandemic, trade and other issues. Johnson took 3 questions. White House aides shouted down U.S. attempts to ask questions. I asked Biden about the southern border and we couldn’t decipher what he said,” CBS News reporter Ed O’Keefe tweeted.
White House Correspondents’ Association President Steven Portnoy filed a formal complaint to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
“The entire editorial component of the U.S. pool went immediately into Jen Psaki’s office to register a formal complaint that no American reporters were recognized for questions in the president’s Oval Office and that wranglers loudly shouted over the president as he seemed to give an answer to Ed O’Keefe’s question about the situation at the Southern Border. Biden’s answer could not be heard over the shouting,” the statement read.
“Psaki was unaware that the incident had occurred, and suggested that she was not in a position to offer an immediate solution,” the statement continued.
As detailed by The Daily Wire, several mainstream media reporters sounded off on Twitter over the incident and the Biden administrations overall lack of transparency:
–Andrew Restuccia, The Wall Street Journal: “A chaotic scene in the Oval Office today as Boris Johnson unexpectedly took questions from British reporters, and White House aides shouted over American reporters as we tried to ask Biden questions.”
–Darren Grimes, GB News: “Boris Johnson took two questions from the British press, President Biden refused to take any, domestic or international. I can well imagine the headlines if Trump did the same, he’d be decried as an ‘authoritarian’, a ‘fascist dictator’ evading scrutiny.”
–Ashley Parker, The Washington Post: “Worth noting that Biden ran for office promising to restore democracy after 4 years of Trump. But today it was the British leader, NOT the American one, who spotlighted a key tenet of a flourishing democracy — respect for a free press — by taking questions from his press corps.”
–Stephen Miller, The Spectator: “Joe Biden has not taken or answered a single question regarding the border, FDA boosters getting shot down and the drone strike that killed 7 kids. His aides shout down reporters and herds them out of rooms, and the press complies with them.”
–Jennifer Jacobs, Bloomberg News: “Biden aides shouted over the president in the Oval Office, trying to prevent a back-and-forth between @POTUS and the press corps.”
Donald Trump spokesperson Liz Harrington went scorched earth this week when discussing Joe Biden’s administration and the multiple crises they have created.
During an interview Monday night on One America News Network’s “The Real Story,” Harrington spoke with host Natalie Harp about the recent developments making headlines.
“Everybody needs to be fired. This entire illegitimate regime. Everything that we’re seeing here. They need to go,” Harrington began.