White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was joined by most of the press room in cracking up over a simple question about Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y.
During Monday’s briefing, NPR reporter Asma Khalid asked if the embattled representative was going to be attending the reception for new congress members. Apparently, this was quite funny to not only Jean-Pierre but many in the press room.
The White House press room erupts into laughter when Press Sec. Karine Jean-Pierre is asked if Rep. George Santos (R-NY) will attend the White House’s reception for new Congress members. pic.twitter.com/D3AyORwe9m
— The Recount (@therecount) January 23, 2023
“Is George Santos invited?” Khalid asked, causing the room to erupt in laughter.
“I love how everybody laughed at that,” Jean-Pierre chuckled before answering the question.
“It’s an event for the new Congress so everyone is invited who is part of the new Congress,” the press secretary clarified, confirming that Santos is as welcome as all new members. However, it is unclear whether he will choose to show up for the event.
The social media reactions to this clip were mixed, with some ripping on Jean-Pierre and others doing the same to Santos:
— Dr “Chet” Chesterton III (@soyberfrog) January 24, 2023
KJP is the joke. We’re all laughing at her.
— MovingForward (@HappyTraveler48) January 23, 2023
I’m laughing at the fact that Joe Biden got busted for stealing classified documents as far back as his time in the Senate and releasing the information to his son Hunter to help him with his business dealings in Ukraine and China
— American Patriot (@CatchTheRedWave) January 24, 2023
You’re a damn joke @Santos4Congress !!!
— Jimmy Bluejeans (@skinnat19) January 23, 2023
Santos is a security risk and shouldn’t be anywhere near Biden
— And Now This… (@hcesd) January 24, 2023
Yet, she can’t ever answer any other questions with an honest face!! What is her job function anyway! Oh, yeah! Lie for Biden!
— Ramiro Calderon (@RamC56263642) January 24, 2023
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