Space Force Has ‘Full Support’ Of Biden Administration, White House Clarifies

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Anders Hagstrom White House Correspondent
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The U.S. Space Force has the “full support” of President Joe Biden’s administration and is not under threat of review, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Wednesday.

Psaki made announced Biden’s position at a Wednesday press briefing after reporters pressed her on statements she’d made the previous day that some Republicans argued insulted the military’s newest branch. Space Force was founded under President Donald Trump’s administration, causing some to wonder whether it would survive into the Biden presidency. (RELATED: Space Force Unveils Official Name For Its Troops)

Psaki also said the Biden administration was inviting members of the Space Force to update the press on where the branch stood under Biden, reiterating comments she made Tuesday night on Twitter

Critics argued Psaki was dismissive of the force when initially asked about it at a Tuesday briefing.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has yet to specify his plans for the Space Force under his and Biden’s leadership.