(BrightPress.org) – White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre is under fire for comments she made Monday, January 29th, expressing sympathies for the loss of three American soldiers during a suicide drone attack in Jordan over the weekend. During a brief attempt to express sympathy, Jean-Pierre seemingly had difficulty forming a coherent sentence which led her to ramble.
While she was attempting to send “our deepest condolences” and “heartfelt condolences” out to the families of the fallen soldiers, she stammered around who the military fights for and suggested they were fighting for “this administration” before stuttering “the American people.”
Three members of the Army were killed and over 40 additional injuries resulted from a Sunday morning drone attack on Tower 22, a U.S. base on the Jordan side of its border with Syria. Biden vowed a response with some congressional extremists calling for Tehran itself to be hit in response. Iran has strongly denied any association with the strike.
Press secretary for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Jeremy Redfern, called Jean-Pierre’s commentary “disgusting” and highlighted that the thought that the military fights for the administration is “precisely” what’s wrong with the D.C. establishment.
Foreign policy specialist Nile Gardiner suggested the incident betrayed the “amateurish, disorganized, disrespectful” nature of Biden’s administration, further calling it “an embarrassment” to the nation.
Former Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) corrected Jean-Pierre, saying that the fallen were not “folks” but rather “service members” who died for the U.S. “NOT for this administration.”
Sen. Josh Hawley’s communications director, Abigail Jackson, highlighted how those were American soldiers, not Biden’s personal army.
Rep. Pat Fallon (R-TX) thought the comments were “incredibly disrespectful” while pointing out that military members swear an oath to defend the Constitution, not “team Biden.”
The names of the fallen were released along with pictures. Specialist Kennedy Ladon Sanders, 24; Specialist Breonna Moffett, 23; and Sgt. William Rivers, 46, were killed on Sunday in the attack.
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