Could President Biden’s new press secretary already be facing her first PR nightmare before taking on the podium? Karine Jean-Pierre has pushed claims that Republicans “stole” the 2016 election from Hillary Clinton and that Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp “stole” the 2018 gubernatorial election from Stacey Abrams.
— Karine Jean-Pierre (@K_JeanPierre) December 18, 2016
Fox News reports:
“Stolen emails, stolen drone, stolen election …..welcome to the world of #unpresidented Trump,” Karine Jean-Pierre tweeted after former President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential win, repeating Clinton’s claims that Trump was illegitimately elected.
“Reminder: Brian Kemp stole the gubernatorial election from Georgians and Stacey Abrams,” Jean-Pierre tweeted on April 2, 2020, reacting to a news story about Kemp saying he only just learned that asymptomatic people can spread COVID-19.
Abrams, the former Georgia House Democratic leader, alleged that Kemp, who oversaw the election in his role as secretary of state, engaged in voter suppression, even though she has admitted she has “no empirical evidence” to prove it.
Jean-Pierre is currently serving as the principal White House deputy press secretary and will take over the podium when current press secretary Jen Psaki parts ways with the Biden administration at the end of this week.