White House Press File Formal Complaint Against Biden After Aides Refuse To Let Him Answer Questions

The White House press pool filed a formal complaint against President Joe Biden following an incident at the Oval Office where aides refused to allow American reporters to ask questions.

Video on Tuesday shows Biden hosting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the Oval Office.

After the pair delivered brief remarks, Johnson took three questions from British reporters while their American counterparts were immediately whisked out of the room afterward.

An attempt was made by CBS reporter Ed O’Keefe to shout a question about the ongoing border crisis to which the President responded in part that “violence is not justified,” before being drowned out by White House aides forcing reporters out of the room.

Biden’s response seems to address dubious claims of violent behavior by Border Patrol against Haitian migrants.

But then, there’s no way to tell what the intent was when Biden’s aides actively prevented him from fielding questions.

White House Press File Formal Complaint

White House Correspondents’ Association President Steve Portnoy indicated the press pool “immediately” went directly to Press Secretary Jen Psaki with their complaints.

“The entire editorial component of the U.S. pool went immediately into Jen Psaki’s office to register a formal complaint that no American reporters were recognized for questions in the president’s Oval Office, and that wranglers loudly shouted over the president as he seemed to give an answer to Ed O’Keefe’s question about the situation at the Southern Border,” a statement said.

“Biden’s answer could not be heard over the shouting.”

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