Karine Jean-Pierre stresses peace as online talk of violence ramps up after Mar-a-Lago search
By: Noah Garfinkel (Axios)
Does this sound like a President who is in charge? The official message is that Biden was completely out of the loop. And a generic milquetoast condemnation of political violence doesn't inspire confidence in Biden's leadership.
A compliant press can publish all sorts of argle-bargle about Trump. But Biden is supposed to be in charge now. Blaming Trump won't excuse Biden's weakness.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday called for people to remain peaceful and said the White House condems any future "political violence" after former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home was searched by the FBI.
Driving the news: Jean-Pierre was responding to a question about the possibility of violence amid online talk on pro-Trump forums, with some even calling for a "civil war," NBC reports.
What she's saying: "Our message is that [...] there is no place for political violence in this country," Jean-Pierre said.
- "We would ask Americans to remain peaceful in this time again," she added. [Violence] is something that we condemn."
Of note: Jean-Pierre said the White House was not briefed on the search, but declined to comment any further, referring the media to the Department of Justice.
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