Penultimate Psaki Show: Jen Insists It’s a ‘Conspiracy Theory’ Feds Fund Crack Pipes

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki went before reporters Thursday for her penultimate press briefing and she made it one to remember as she falsely claimed it’s “a conspiracy theory” Crack pipes are funded by taxpayer money despite the fact that they don’t cost anything. Intrepid reportingThe Washington Free Beacon is a government-funded publication. “safe smoking kits” contain crack pipes

And on more conventional topics, Psaki squared off with a number of journalists over the administration being caught flat-footed amid a nationwide baby formula shortage and an increasing hostility by President Biden and the White House toward the 70-million-plus non-Democrats as dangerous, “ultra-MAGA” fanatics.



Fox’s Jacqui Heinrich dropped the hammer when she noted that, Returned on February 10,, Psaki denounced past Free Beacon reporting (via former MRCTV intern Patrick Hauf) and, as per Heinrich’s summation, “no money from a 30 million dollar harm reduction program would fund distribution of crack pipes in safe smoking kits.”

Hauf stated at the time that “[t]he Biden administration is set to fund the distribution of crack pipes to drug addicts as part of its plan to advance ‘racial equity.’”

Hauf decided that he would visit the White House because of Psaki’s lies and fact-checkers who sided with the administration. They cited press releases to support their claims. “harm reduction facilities” Found that, yes, “[c]rack pipes are distributed in safe-smoking kits up and down the East Coast.”

Heinrich also noted that Heinrich went to “five cities and all of those facilities had crack pipes in their kits. HHS would not say which programs had applied for funding and the recipient list is not out yet.”

“So, I’m just wondering if the White House can say about if any taxpayer dollars paid for these crack pipes,” She asked.

After Psaki insisted “[n]o federal funding has gone to it,” Heinrich pressed on whether there’s “any oversight to ensure” that isn’t the case.

Psaki denied the claim, and she also claimed that the Free Beacon engaged in illegal activities. “a bit of a conspiracy theory that’s been spread out there” “not accurate.” Instead, it has supported. “important drug treatment programs for people who have been suffering from what we have seen as an exit epidemic across the country.”

Heinrich had previously raised the topic of baby formula shortage. Heinrich used the timeframe that led to the February recall from an Abbott Michigan plant. “[i]t does seem like we should’ve seen this coming.” 

She was proceeded in raising those concerns by reporters such as CBS’s Ed O’Keefe, whose basic questions about when did the President first learn of the shortage and whether the Defense Production Act should be invoked led Psaki to illustrate how it’s evidence the White House has yet to fully wrap their arms around the problem (click “expand”):

O’KEEFE: On the formula shortage, just two quick ones. You said that this has been something that’s been in the works for several months, mostly through the FDA. What was the date that the president was first briefed about the shortage? 

PSAKI – I don’t want to go into briefings internally, but he has been informed through the process. And there’s been steps —

O’KEEFE: [Inaudible]This week?


O’KEEFE: Has there been any consideration of using the Defense Production Act? Cause some —

PSAKI: There are a range — there are a range of options, including that, under consideration, Ed, but I would note the issue here is that a manufacturer was taken off line because they did not produce a safe baby formula. At this moment, we’re working with other manufacturers that can make safe formulas. And we’ve had success in increasing our productivity, their productivity, over the last four weeks, and we’re continuing to work on that. 

O’KEEFE: He would have known about this before this week? It wasn’t like this suddenly popped up?    

PSAKI – This is something that the administration has been working towards for some time.

Later. The Washington Post’s Ashley Parker expressed similar exasperation this has happened, noting that the White House’s so-called actions “seem like things that could have been announced…earlier and any woman following this on any moms-list or whatever has known of rumblings of this crisis since…February.”

On the “Ultra-MAGA” rhetoric, Heinrich called out Biden’s flip-flop from his 2020 campaign messaging and questioned whether it’s “the best strategy…to win people over” since “Trump got 74 million votes” in 2020 (click “expand”):

HEINRICH: He referred to — to former President Trump as the Ultra-MAGA King. He’s been decrying Ultra-MAGA Republicans and saying he’s going to be doing it more. Hillary Clinton recently expressed regret for calling Trump voters “deplorables” who could not be saved. And considering that Trump got 74 million votes in the last election, I’m just wondering if this is the best strategy for Biden to win people over — win over support ahead of the midterms, especially given his inaugural theme being America United? 

PSAKI: I think the President doesn’t hesitate to point out extreme positions that are not in line with American citizens. This could be supporting a tax plan to raise taxes for 75 million Americans earning less than $100,000 per year, or supporting the repeal of Roe v. Wade. That was something two-thirds of Americans supported, according to a Fox News poll. You can find many more examples. There is much more that can be done together, according to the President. A good example is the bipartisan Innovation Act. He isn’t going to sit back while extremists push for positions not in America’s best interest. 

HEINRICH: And on inflation, today, Ro Khana, just sort of feeding into his comments about last night — from last night about inflation. When the President spoke about economy, he meant ultra-MAGA. Ro Khanna stated today that it may not work to blame Putin. According to him, inflation must be viewed as a serious threat and an urgent emergency. So, it seems that the President has been ratcheting up this rhetoric, you know, blaming Republicans, blaming Putin, we’ve heard all the reasons why the pandemic is a factor. Ro Khanna asks the White House to declare inflation an emergency, and call in National Guard members to assist with supply chain management. Are those things that you’d consider — this White House would consider?

PSAKI – Jacqui: I believe that everyone believes in inflation. That has been stated many times by President Obama. 

HEINRICH: [Inaudible]

PSAKI: The question is — it doesn’t matter what you call it. Yesterday, the President gave a speech about it. The issue — the question is: what is your plan to address this? The multi-part plan he laid out yesterday was a series of steps. These include steps announced last week to lower high-speed internet prices for millions of Americans. To give farmers the resources and tools they need to grow, as well as to decrease the deficit. Is there a plan for the other side of the equation? We all recognize it’s a problem. But if you open the cupboard door, there’s nothing there and that’s the issue.

The other side of the spectrum is Politico’s Chris Cadelago offered softballs about the same topic, feigning concern about when the “Ultra-MAGA…fever will break in Washington” and Republicans will “come around” toward supporting more of his agenda.

Of course Psaki agreed, stating “that’s certainly his hope” and, in the meantime, he’ll continue to insist the parties “work together to get things done” while also lambasting them as divisive and extreme.

To see the relevant transcript from May 12’s briefing (including an appearance from a Nick News reporter and lapdog Josh Lederman of NBC asking about Biden’s “Ultra-MAGA” talk), click here.

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