There is something wrong with Joe Biden, and whatever it is that he has, I'm starting to think that it's contagious and that it can be passed on to others. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made an extremely humiliating mistake during the press conference on Monday. She couldn’t get Justice Clarence Thomas’ name right. Whether it was deliberate or on purpose, I couldn't say. But it wouldn't surprise me if it was intentional.
She referred to him as Judge Thomas, despite the fact that she was more than willing to criticize his concurring opinion in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson.
"As we know, from, um, the Dobbs judgment, uh, one of the things that we, uh, saw from, uh, Judge Thompson is that they're seeking to go further, whether it's privacy, contraception, or, uh, marriage equality," she said in her pearl-like remark in response to a question from Ken Thomas of the Wall Street Journal.
Does Biden's White House Press Secretary not know who Justice Clarence Thomas is?
"From the Dobbs decision, one of the things that we saw from from *Judge Thompson* is that they are looking to go further." pic.twitter.com/xg59oes9wv
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) July 18, 2022
It goes without saying that the White House press secretary's error in a Justice's name and title did not go unnoticed on social media. Several people pointed to the administration's and Jean-long Pierre's list of errors.
She criticized Republican "extremist" pro-life organizations at the outset of the press conference. She said, “it’s becoming clearer by the day that congressional Republicans want to strip away rights, starting with a nationwide abortion ban and moving on to marriage equality and contraception.”
Where is the evidence to support this claim?
Was there any attempt to soften her words? In fact, when asked about Vice President Kamala Harris' speech at the NAACP conference, where she linked slavery to abortion, she doubled down on it when speaking to Fox News' Peter Doocy.
“Now we have to mindful about contraception, we have to be mindful about marriage equality, because they have made it really clear, these extreme Republicans, ultra MAGA Republicans have made it clear that is what they’re going after next.”
So, it seems like whatever Biden has is being circulated around within his administration. Maybe the inner circle could give Jean-Pierre some of whatever they're giving Biden to help him get through the day.