White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is now under fire after attempting to blunt outrage over the Biden Administrations killing of an entire family of innocent civilians in Afghanistan by citing Biden’s history of grief.
As Fox News reports:
White House press secretary Jen Psaki was hammered Monday following her decision to invoke President Joe Biden’s personal losses and grief while responding to a question on the botched drone strike in Afghanistan.
“As a human being, as a president, and as somebody who has overseen loss in a variety of scenarios, both as a leader and personally, his reaction is it’s a tragedy, and every loss is a tragedy, and he supports the effort to move this forward as quickly as possible and to have a thorough investigation,” Psaki said to a reporter after being asked what Biden’s reaction was upon hearing of the failed strike.
The strike, intended to target ISIS-K terrorists following last month’s terror attack that killed 13 U.S. service members in Kabul, instead killed seven children, among other innocent victims.
Psaki invokes Biden's dead son & daughter as proof he emphasizes w/the families of the Afghans that the U.S. government accidentally droned to death: "As a human being, as a President,. as somebody who has overseen loss…as a leader & personally, his reaction is it's a tragedy" pic.twitter.com/Co3N32s0yY
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 20, 2021
Oh come on. Psaki just brought up fact that "as you know, Biden has personally experienced loss" as part of her answer on how he felt about his strike that killed 7 innocent children.
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) September 20, 2021
Joe Biden brought up Beau Biden dying of brain cancer in the context of the 13 U.S. service members killed by ISIS-K in Kabul, and Psaki is apparently referencing Biden’s family tragedies in reference to a U.S. drone strike meant for ISIS-K which killed an aid worker & his family https://t.co/dxKIFkgJZH
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) September 20, 2021
Biden the suffering dad is the most sympathetic aspect of his character, but the overuse of this to deflect every manner of inquiry is veering into self-parody territory, like Al Bundy talking about the big game. https://t.co/m3grALFJKB
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) September 20, 2021
Is Biden’s constant reference to his son’s death from cancer a cheap attempt to distract from genuine criticism? Let us know what you think in the comments below.