‘I’m Speaking On Their Behalf’: Jen Psaki Pushes Back As Fox Reporter Asks For Direct Comment On Cuomo

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki pushed back when Fox News reporter Kristen Fisher asked about direct comments from President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Fisher asked during Tuesday’s White House press briefing whether Harris or Biden would be commenting directly on sexual misconduct accusations made by three different women — one of whom worked on the Biden/Harris campaign team — against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (RELATED: ‘The View’ Uses Cuomo Accusations To Bash Donald Trump And Jim Jordan: ‘Enough Is Enough’)


Fisher began by noting that Cuomo’s third accuser, Anna Ruch — who said Cuomo had placed his hand on her bare back, calling her “aggressive” when she moved it away — had worked for Biden’s presidential campaign.

Going on to mention Harris’ outspoken calls for women to be heard and believed when the accusations had been leveled against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Fisher asked whether the American people could expect a similar statement from Harris with regard to Cuomo.

“She said repeatedly, I believe them, the women, but she hasn’t said anything about the three women are accusing governor, Andrew Cuomo, and now this third accuser, Anna Ruch, she actually worked for the via harris campaign. So at what point is the first female vice president going to say something about this?” Fisher asked.

“I know that’s how the the vice president continues to feel,” Psaki replied, saying the benefit of daily press briefings was her ability to make sure the American peopler knew what the president and Vice President were thinking on any given topic. “I can certainly speak on behalf of the president and the vice president, and so let me reiterate that they both believe that every woman coming forward should be heard, should be treated with dignity and treated with respect.”

Psaki went on to voice the White House’s support for a full and independent investigation into Cuomo’s comments and actions.

“As you know, it’s it’s one thing to hear it from you — and it’s appreciated — but it’s another thing to hear it from the vice president or the president himself. Can we expect to hear from either of them on this topic anytime soon?” Fisher pushed back.

“Well, again, I’m speaking on their behalf. That’s how they feel,” Psaki replied, repeating her previous statement and saying women should be heard and should be treated with respect and dignity.