White House Reporters Launch “Formal Objection” to Joe Biden Refusing to Take Questions. Again we saw where Joe doesn’t take questions from the MSM. Well it looks as if they’re not going to take it.
CBS News' @EdOkeefe reports that during Pres. Biden's bilateral meeting with British PM Boris Johnson, U.S. press questions about the southern border were shouted down by White House aides. The president's answer was undecipherable. pic.twitter.com/MeXVTcFEBX
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 21, 2021
White House reporters have launched a formal objection after President Joe Biden refused to take any questions while holding a meeting with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the White House.
White House Correspondents’ Association President Steven Portnoy said in a statement that he filed a formal complaint over President Biden’s refusal to take any questions to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
“The entire editorial component of the US pool went immediately into Jen Psaki’s office to register a formal complaint that no American reporters were recognized for questions in the president’s Oval Office, and that wranglers loudly shouted over the president as he seemed to give an answer to Ed O’Keefe’s question about the situation at the Southern Border,” the statement said.
“Worth noting that Biden ran for office promising to restore democracy after 4 years of Trump,” Washington Post reporter Ashley Parker wrote on Twitter.
“But today it was the British leader, NOT the American one, who spotlighted a key tenet of a flourishing democracy — respect for a free press — by taking questions from his press corps.”25