During a recent news conference, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made a speech error by inadvertently giving the incorrect answer from her notes.
A reporter questioned the press secretary about Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s (D-NH) annoyance with President Joe Biden’s backing of the recent Democratic initiative to make South Carolina the first state in the Democratic presidential primary process during the briefing on Monday. In Shaheen’s opinion, this would place it ahead of New Hampshire in the primary process, making her state “dangerous for her party.”
When the journalist questioned whether the president had an answer for the senator’s worries, Jean-Pierre said, “So, look, we honor the Hatch Act, as I mentioned many times before here, as we are talking about a potential election, a 2024 presidential election. But, looking backward, it is the ultimate irony, you know, that the 2020 election was proven by the Trump administration’s Homeland.”
After laughing and remarking that she got ahead of herself there, Jean-Pierre realized she had been reading the incorrect response. She then began to rephrase the query after flipping a page on her desk.
The Democratic National Committee must now ratify the choice to make South Carolina the starting point for the Democratic presidential primary process before it can become official. Prior to the vote, Biden welcomed the choice and vowed to cooperate with the DNC to see it through.
If Biden decides to run for president again in 2024, the relocation to South Carolina might provide him an edge because the state supported him during the 2020 race. The decision to act on November 30 appears to be in doubt because the president has not yet declared if he would run for reelection in 2024.
Currently, only former President Donald Trump has declared his candidacy for the 2024 election. Ron DeSantis of Florida, Glenn Youngkin of Virginia, and Mike Pompeo, the former secretary of state, are a few further potential candidates for the Republican candidacy.