UPDATED 2:00 PM PT – Monday, January 25, 2021
Mainstream media bias is already playing out in the White House press briefing room under the Biden administration as Jen Psaki failed to answer tough questions from reporters who, in turn, refused to press her on important issues.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 25, 2021
On Monday, the White House press secretary was asked about Biden’s handling of the current COVID-19 relief deal. She said Biden would like the deal to be bipartisan. However, when asked about reaching the deal by March, Psaki said she cannot guarantee the timeline of getting it passed.
“There’s urgency to the American people for this package to move forward because we are going to hit a cliff, an unemployment insurance cliff, I should say, in March, where millions of people won’t be able to have access unemployment insurance,” Psaki stated. “We’re going to hit a point where we won’t have enough funding for vaccine distribution.”
This prompted some to question whether a highly politicized second Trump impeachment trial would play a part in the delay. Psaki deflected these concerns to the Senate.
She also dodged questions pertaining to migrants stuck at the border and U.S. China relations, saying they would have to refer their questions to the Department of Homeland Security and that she would have to answer the questions later.