White House Press Secretary Called Out For Saying 2016 Election ‘Stolen’

Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy asked White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre last week why “MAGA republicans” are a threat to democracy for believing that the 2020 election was stolen but the Press Secretary is not a threat after saying the same thing about Trump’s 2016 electoral victory.

Jean-Pierre replied, “Let’s be really clear that that comparison that you made is just ridiculous.” The problem with the reply, however, is that her tweet can be seen right here:

Popular podcast host Joe Rogan caught wind of Doocy’s question to Jean-Pierre and discussed it on his own podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience.” He has two guests on the show with him and he wants them to hear Doocy’s question and Jean-Pierre’s response.

“And so he brings up a tweet of hers from 2016, where she says the election is stolen while she’s talking about how important it is not entertaining any ideas of the 2020 election being stolen. Like, what are you talking about? What?” Rogan says to his guests.

When Doocy asked the question, you could hear the indignation in Jean-Pierre’s voice when she responded, “Oh, I knew this was coming. I was waiting, Peter, for when you were going to ask me that question.”

“Well, here we go,” Doocy responded calmly. “You tweeted Trump stole an election. You tweeted Brian Kemp stole an election. If denying election results is extreme now, why wasn’t it then?”

The question and followup were both phrased logically and coherently. Doocy wanted to know why, if saying an election is “stolen” is a threat to American democracy, then why was it not in 2016 when Jean-Pierre said it about President Trump or 2018 when she said the same thing about Gov. Brian Kemp’s win in Georgia.

After calling the question and the premise of that line of questioning “ridiculous,” Jean-Pierre tried to explain what she meant when she said, directly quoted from her twitter account, “Stolen Election.”

Joe Rogan summed it up succinctly and clearly in his podcast when he said, “Saying that question is ridiculous is ridiculous. That is not a ridiculous question. That is a very good question.”