Karine Jean-Pierre Loses Control While Dr. Fauci Is At His Last White House Briefing – Watch

Karine Jean-Pierre brought two things to the White House Press briefing this week, but only one was appreciated. She brought cookies to share with the press corps and also Dr. Fauci. It would be the doctor’s last attempt at the podium for a White House briefing.

KJP: “Dr. Fauci has been a source of information and facts, but Dr. Fauci’s leadership and legacy stretch far beyond the past couple of years.”

Fauci delivers exactly what you would have expected, “My message — and my final message, maybe the final message I give you from this podium — is that please, for your own safety, for that of your family, get your updated COVID-19 shot as soon as you’re eligible to protect yourself, your family, and your community,” he urged. 

Rather than asking critical questions of Fauci or his record at the National Institutes of Health, the reporters on the scene decided to gently toss softball questions his way.

REPORTER: “What do you say about the word ‘mask’ now being a pejorative?”

FAUCI: “Sometimes when you walk in and you have a mask, and nobody has a mask, you kind of feel guilty. You shouldn’t feel guilty. You look terrific!”

But toward the end of Fauci’s final turn at the White House podium, mayhem erupted over Jean-Pierre’s refusal to let a reporter ask Fauci about the origins of COVID.

Karine Jean-Pierre snapped at a reporter: “I’m done! I’m done with you!”

Karine Jean-Pierre also tried and failed to stop a reporter from asking Dr. Fauci about testifying before Congress with a new Republican Majority. Fauci interjected not wanting to be shooed out of the room by KJP, “I can answer his question…I have nothing to hide!” He said he would participate in oversight hearings after the new Congress kicks off in January.