White House Defends Uniformed Marines at Anti-Trump Speech

Screenshot via C-SPAN.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre defended having uniformed Marines stand behind President Joe Biden as he gave a speech Thursday night calling 45th President Donald Trump and “MAGA forces” a “threat to this country.”

American Military News reports:

During a Friday White House press conference, Jean-Pierre was asked about the decision to use an official taxpayer-funded White House event to give a politically charged speech and why he had uniformed Marines present during the event.

“The way we see it here, and I would argue the way many Americans across the country see it, is standing up for Democracy is not political,” Jean-Pierre said. “Denouncing political violence is not political.”

Throughout the speech, Biden repeatedly denounced political violence while making several references to Trump and his “MAGA Forces” and “MAGA Republicans.”

While Biden specifically denounced political violence he attributed to these MAGA Republicans, he did not mention other instances of political violence like an armed suspect being arrested after threatening to kill conservative Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh earlier this summer or an avowed Bernie Sanders-supporter shooting at a congressional Republican baseball practice in 2017 and wounding Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA).



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Michael
Michael
1 month ago

According to the UCMJ, you are prohibited from wearing a uniform to a political speech or function.

Dave
Dave
28 days ago
Reply to  Michael

That’s why Gen. Milley threatened to quit over the walk to the church with Pres. Trump.

Michael
Michael
1 month ago

At least that is what I was told when I was in the military.

Michael
Michael
1 month ago

It is not legal for the military to take part in political speeches! Just do some reading and you will see I am right on this point.

Candyce Clanton
Candyce Clanton
1 month ago

Katine Jean-Pierre is an idiot! It’s the liberal dems that are causing all the violence not conservative rights – 1/6 was mostly Antifa & BLM as was all the damages in Portland, Seattle, Detroit, Chicago, Wisconsin & Minnesota! And it is against the law for any part of our military to stand in uniform for a political speech, etc. Everyone knows it’s the left that is causing all the violence – Soros-backed DAs doing away with our criminal justice system; letting people out of jail just because … – totally stupid as is Defund the Police!

Greg Price
Greg Price
1 month ago

The double standard by which the Democrat party survives, is a MUCH greater threat to this country than ANY single presidential administration. When the LAST SHRED of American electoral confidence dissipates, all legal recourse currently promised by our Constitution, will most definitely be sought by OTHER means.

sam
sam
1 month ago

Hi Hitler; you will do as I say or else. (Biden & The Woke)

Dave
Dave
28 days ago
Reply to  sam

It was very Hitler-esqe. Or Mussolini like. Either way, very Fascist. The most divisive speech from a sitting US President.

Don
Don
1 month ago

Nope teh press secretary attempts to lie to do a CYA for loser Biden but adults know whats’ going on.

Jawad
Jawad
29 days ago

My sainted Father, a loyal and decorated Marine officer with several ancestors named after American Founding Fathers, would spin in his grave to see the USMC being thus pressed into service as Herr Biden’s SS storm trooper figurines.

Daniel Rhoads
29 days ago

Just like her boss, she has to read every answer that is written down or is on the teleprompter!!! She like him cannot think for herself!!!! What a HELL of a way to run our American government!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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