White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre turned heads this month with a startling admission that few covering the administration likely saw coming. It came after President Joe Biden made yet another incorrect claim during a speech this month.
The administration’s spokeswoman was responding to a question from a reporter about a statement made by the president regarding the passing of former New Mexico governor and Clinton Energy Secretary Bill Richardson.
“The initial statement from the president about the passing of Governor Bill Richardson included condolences for his wife of 50 years, Barbara, and their daughter, Heather,” a reporter began. “That line about Heather, the daughter, has been removed because they didn’t have a daughter named Heather — or a daughter.