White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre declined to directly answer a question as to how the Biden administration justifies asking vaccinated Americans to wear masks while the Border Patrol releases coronavirus infected migrants into Texas border towns
“You talked about this administration having a priority of protecting the American people,” Fox News’ Peter Doocy said to Jean-Pierre Wednesday at the White House. “Can you help us understand why is it that the federal government is asking vaccinated Americans to wear masks to stop the spread of COVID-19 but at the same time, federal agents are also releasing COVID-19 border crossers into small towns in Texas.”
“Well, let’s step back for a second,” Jean-Pierre responded before being briefly interrupted by a nearby fire alarm that Doocy jokingly suggested was triggered by his question.
Jean-Pierre then told Doocy she would try to give him a “30,000 foot view” of the situation and went on to describe the process of placing some migrants into alternative programs rather than detention.