Jen Psaki Asked if Judge Jackson Ceremony Will Be a Super-Spreader Event

Jen Psaki Asked if Judge Jackson Ceremony Will Be a Super-Spreader Event

( – COVID-19 recently began making its way through the powerful corridors of Washington, DC. On Wednesday, April 6, just one day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) hugged former President Barack Obama, the Speaker was diagnosed with COVID-19. On Thursday, Vice President Kamala Harris was in close contact with her communications director, who tested positive for COVID-19. Hours later, Harris presided over the Senate’s confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the US Supreme Court and spoke at an event at the National Gallery of the Arts – without a mask.

On Thursday, Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocey asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki if there’s any concern Friday’s celebration of Jackson’s confirmation could turn into a super-spreader event. Doocey reminded Psaki that when Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed and Trump held a celebration, Biden called it an irresponsible super-spreader event. So, why is this time different, considering COVID is present in DC?

Psaki shot back that vaccines are now available, which makes it different. She added that organizers would hold the event outdoors, making it a safer environment.

In October 2020, Biden claimed that Trump often put on super-spreader events. However, Biden also noted that though many came down with COVID, they were okay.

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