Fox News – White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday defended Vice President Kamala Harris for giving Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson a hug without a face mask after coming into close contact with individuals who had tested positive for COVID-19 this week.
Asked by Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy about the embrace, which took place earlier on Friday at the White House during a ceremony honoring Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, Psaki appeared to acknowledge the mistake, saying Harris had had an “emotional moment.”
Psaki also noted that Harris was outside.
“Does the CDC say that people who are in close contact can give people hugs outside?” Doocy pressed.
“We know, Peter, that outside you can benefit significantly being outside,” Psaki said.
Psaki was then reminded by Doocy that Harris ditched the use of a face mask while presiding over the Senate confirmation for Jackson on Thursday.
“She was playing an important role in confirming or overseeing the confirmation of the first Black woman to the Supreme Court,” Psaki said … READ MORE.