May 11, 2022

New WH Press Secretary Claimed Trump Stole 2016 Election, Kemp Stole Georgia Election

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By: Konrad Holden

In Brief: 
Biden’s soon-to-be press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre previously said that both the 2016 presidential election and the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race were stolen from Democratic candidates. In 2016, President Trump beat Hillary Clinton by clinching 305 of the 270 electoral votes needed. And in 2018, Governor Kemp beat Stacey Abrams by 54,723 votes, making it the closest gubernatorial race in Georgia since 1966. Abrams has still not conceded that she lost the race and has accused Kemp of suppressing black voters.

The Background:
At the end of this week, Biden’s first press secretary Jen Psaki is set to leave the administration for a position at MSNBC. Her replacement, Karine Jean-Pierre is already making waves in the media for things she’s said in the past.

In 2016, shortly after former President Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, Jean-Pierre tweeted, “Stolen emails, stolen drone, stolen election .....welcome to the world of #unpresidented Trump."

Again, Jean-Pierre took to Twitter in April of 2020 to say, “Brian Kemp stole the gubernatorial election from Georgians and Stacey Abrams." Later in 2020, Democrats would go on to say that Donald Trump was hurting democracy by claiming the election was stolen from him.

Stacey Abrams continues to say the Georgia election was stolen from her despite also saying that she has no “empirical evidence” to prove it. Abrams announced in December that she will be running for Governor of Georgia again in 2022.

Press Secretary Jean-Pierre will take over next week. The left is heralding her as the first black, openly homosexual woman to hold the position.

Notable Quotes:

"(A) look through her old tweets shows that she is an election-denying, misinformation-peddling, conspiracy theorist." - Kylee Zempel, editor at the Federalist

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