Democratic California Rep. Nancy Pelosi said in an interview with The New York Times published Saturday that she isn’t a fan of MSNBC.
Maureen Dowd, a Times opinion columnist, said she and the former House speaker discussed President Joe Biden’s chances in 2024. Dowd began by asking whether Biden is the only candidate who could beat former President Donald Trump.
“I think we have other great candidates when the time comes,” Pelosi said. Dowd then said she had noticed some Democrats and corporate media outlets criticizing Biden’s handling of classified documents found at his Washington, D.C., think tank and at his Delaware home. (RELATED: NYT Details How White House Thought They’d Get Away With A Cover-Up)
Lawyers for Biden discovered the first trove of classified documents on Nov. 2 at the Penn Biden Center in D.C. The documents, which date from Biden’s time as vice president, were reported to the National Archives and Records Administration the same day. NARA referred the matter to the Department of Justice two days later. More documents were subsequently found in December and January.
Dowd said she “noted that even analysts on MSNBC were saying that the White House’s messaging was terrible.”
“I’m not a big fan of MSNBC,” Pelosi reportedly said. “I love some individuals there, but…”
On Monday, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough grilled Ian Sams, a senior adviser and spokesman for the White House Counsel’s Office, on Biden’s document scandal.
Brzezinski repeatedly asked “how did this happen” while Sams dodged the question and said the DOJ would provide the answer. Scarborough then pressed further, asking why the DOJ needs to tell “the president why the president had classified documents in his home.”