Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has called out Jen Psaki in response to reports that the White House press secretary is leaving for a job at MSNBC.
Boebert slammed Psaki by comparing her to former White House press secretary and current Fox News host Kayleigh McEnany.
“The only thing Jen Psaki did as press secretary was prove to America how much better Kayleigh McEnany was,” Boebert pointed out.
“Psaki goes to the one place with lower ratings than the White House, perfectly done madame,” the congresswoman added.
The only thing Jen Psaki did as press secretary was prove to America how much better Kayleigh McEnany was.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) April 2, 2022
Psaki goes to the one place with lower ratings than the White House, perfectly done madame. https://t.co/TYN2IcIJr3
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) April 1, 2022
Boebert also fired back at Nancy Pelosi after the Democrat House speaker took a swipe at Clarence Thomas’s wife Ginni: “So Nancy Pelosi now cares about the ethical standards of spouses?
“That’s rich considering her husband has made a fortune off of her position and inside information.
When grilled if it was “ethical” for her to continue her job at the White House while negotiating with MSNBC, Psaki said:
“Well, I have always gone over and above the stringent ethical and legal requirements of the Biden administration and I take that very seriously.
“As a standard for every employee at the White House, I have received rigorous ethics counseling as it relates to any future employment.
“I’ve complied with all ethics requirements and gone beyond and taken steps to reduce myself from decisions as appropriate.
“I have nothing to confirm about my length of public service or planned service or anything about consideration about next plans.”
— Alayna Treene (@alaynatreene) April 1, 2022
Axios reported earlier
Psaki has not yet formally told the White House press team about her departure, an administration source tells Axios.
MSNBC has been working with its compliance lawyers to make sure their conversations didn’t violate any government regulations, according to a source close to the matter.
Psaki is now in exclusive talks with MSNBC, and the deal is nearly final. It was reported by Puck last month that Psaki also had conversations with CNN and that other networks had expressed interest in signing her.