White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, known for reading written responses during daily news conferences, mixed up her remarks Monday before realizing and correcting herself.
A reporter asked Jean-Pierre about Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jean Shaheen, who did not attend a dance that night because President Biden endorsed a proposal to put South Carolina ahead of New Hampshire on the election schedule. primaries.
The move, the reporter said, had Shaheen worried that it would make New Hampshire vulnerable during the primary.
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Jean-Pierre told the reporter that the White House honors the Hatch Act, which was passed in 1939 to restrict federal employees from participating in political activities.
“But looking back is the ultimate irony,” he said. “You know, the 2020 election was home tested by the Trump administration… whoops. Sorry. I think I got ahead of myself here.”
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Jean-Pierre then went on to say that the White House takes the Hatch Act very seriously, adding that it should be careful what it says as the 2024 election approaches.