On Tuesday, Simon Ateba, a reporter from Africa, finally snapped and lashed out at Biden’s Press Secretary, Karine Jean Pierre. What sparked his fire and fury was her repeatedly dodging questions relating to Biden’s document scandal, particularly her misleading reporters as of late.
In fact, Simon was so furious that he told KJP, to her face, in front of all the other reporters, that she is unfit for her job. Watch that here:
As you can hear in the clip, Simon questioned KJP on whether she could actually handle the position. He said, “Karine, since you don’t have any answer on the classified documents, you don’t seem a good fit for this job. We do not seem to have any answer from you.”
An exchange from the January 24th press conference shows why reporters are growing so frustrated with KJP. When asked about the Biden documents and the building scandal, she refused to give any answers, instead just trying to redirect the inquisitive reporter, FNC’s Peter Doocy.
It began with FNC’s White House Correspondent, Peter Doocy, asking, “Thanks, Karine. After a Special Counsel was named but before the FBI searched, President Biden went to his house in Wilmington. What was he doing in there?”
KJP didn’t give an answer, instead saying, “ I would refer you to the White House Counsel.” But Doocy wasn’t going to leave it there. Pressing for an actual answer, he asked, “So, it was something relating to this case?” She gave the same non-answer, telling him, “I would refer you to the White House Counsel’s Office.”
Doocy didn’t give up. He asked, “Okay. Do you think that this story was leaked by someone trying to bruise the President politically ahead of a reelection announcement?” KJP then again gave a non-answer, saying, “I would refer you to the White House Counsel’s Office, as they have been the ones who’ve been closely involved.”
Doocy still wasn’t done. He again asked, “Okay. More basically, we know the President did it. Why did he do it?” To which KJP responded with the same non-answer yet again, saying, “I would refer you to the White House Counsel’s Office.”
Then, firing off yet another question, Doocy asked, “In the President’s own words, he admits to having information that wasn’t his. Why did he smuggle it out?” KJP, for her part, said, “I will let the statement of the President stand for itself. I’m just not going to go into a rabbit hole — down a rabbit hole with you on this.” Watch her try to dodge Doocy here: