Earlier this week, Joe Biden said: “Yes, we have over 20,000 free testing kits. Yes, we’ve used the Defense Protection Act and spent $3 billion to greatly expand the number of at-home tests available for purchase online and at your local pharmacy. And yes, we made sure insurance covers the PCR test you get at a hospital or at your doctor appointments. But starting next month, private insurance will also cover at-home testing. So, you can order a test online and get reimbursed.”
A White House reporter questioned press secretary Jen Psaki about the quote.
Psaki, unfit for her position, snapped.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was forced to backpedal after getting into a heated exchange with a reporter over a proposal the Biden administration ended up implementing. On Tuesday, Joe Biden explained his plan to deliver around 500 million at-home rapid testing kits to those who request them online.
This comes after Psaki’s previous criticism of the idea when she was asked in the Briefing Room. A reporter confronted Psaki with the question of why wouldn’t the tests just be free and available everywhere.
Psaki snapped back stating, “should we just send one to every American? Then what happens if every American has one test? How much does that cost and then what happens after that?” The reporter then pointed out how many other countries are “making them available in greater quantities for less money.”