BPR: White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stumbled repeatedly while attempting to answer questions from reporters over exactly why President Joe Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act to build solar panels.
Fox News White House correspondent Jacqui Heinrich grilled the White House spokeswoman over Biden’s move and called it “a gift to Chinese solar manufacturers” who “operate with forced labor and are subsidized by the Chinese Communist Party.”
“So, you know, today’s announcement is about one country and one country alone, and it’s about the United States,” Jean-Pierre deflected.
“It is about the reliability of our power — of our power grid. It is about reducing costs for American families, and it’s about enabling domestic solar manufacturers to move forward with their projects,” she demurred, appearing to once again read from a prepared script.