In the wake of the announcement that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face desertion charges, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki expressed no regrets about the deal that brought Bergdahl back last May.
In an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly set to air Wednesday night, Psaki said the deal was “absolutely” worth it, while adding that the administration will not “prejudge” the outcome of Bergdahl’s case.
“Was it worth it? Absolutely,” Psaki said according to interview excerpts. “We have a commitment to our men and women serving overseas, or in our military, defending our national security every day, that we will do everything we can to bring them home, and that’s what we did in this case.”
“The army has taken steps through their military process. It will proceed from here, you know…that there are several steps that will be taken,” Psaki told Kelly. “We won’t prejudge the outcome of those steps.”
Psaki continued to echo comments made last June in the aftermath of the swap for the then-prisoner of war.
“This was about bringing home an individual who served his country,” Psaki said.