(TheRedWire.com) – 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?
— Woody (@Knewz_Currently) April 7, 2022
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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