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Psaki Claims Pelosi Kissing Biden On The Cheek Was Not ‘Close Contact’



During Thursday’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki claimed that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has tested positive for COVID-19, kissing President Biden on the cheek and holding his hand did not meet the White House’s standard of “close contact.”

“How can you guys say that President Biden was not a close contact with Speaker Pelosi when there is video of the Speaker kissing him?” Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked.

“Well, Peter, the way that it is defined is by the Center for Disease Control — the CDC,” Psaki responded. “And their definition of it is 15 minutes of contact within a set period of time within six feet.  It did not meet that bar.”

“It does not mean that no one will get COVID around the world who does not have a close contact,” she continued. “It just means we are defining, for all of you, whether the President and their interaction met the definition of the CDC of a close contact.”

On Thursday, Pelosi’s office announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19 the day after attending an event with Biden and other top Democrats.

“After testing negative this week, Speaker Pelosi received a positive test result for COVID-19 and is currently asymptomatic,” Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, tweeted. “The Speaker is fully vaccinated and boosted, and is thankful for the robust protection the vaccine has provided.”

Multiple other Democrats who attended the event have now tested positive for COVID-19, as noted by Axios.

“Attorney General Merrick Garland and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday, days after they attended the Gridiron Club dinner, a high-profile D.C. media event,” Axios reported. “Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Joaquín Castro (D-Texas) also tested positive after attending the dinner on Saturday.”

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  1. Douglas Helms

    April 8, 2022 at 9:06 am

    maybe not with all that Botoz…LOL

  2. Linda burgess

    April 8, 2022 at 9:50 am

    Such a joke! Wearing masks even outside for months, but a kiss on the cheek is ok? How dumb do the libs think people are??! Been a terrible year with inflation, gas and energy, illegals…….. we need stronger leadership!

  3. gail mayers

    April 8, 2022 at 10:08 am

    I bet she can’t wait to get out of there. She must be tired of looking stupid all the time.

  4. Mark

    April 8, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    CDC defines kissing and hugging as close contact. Page 4 Question 5.

  5. teresa

    April 8, 2022 at 12:23 pm

    even when the kiss on the cheek is in full view, the left denies it. they all better go back to school and learn math and distance

  6. Debbie Tullis

    April 8, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Psaki is about as dumb as she looks this woman does not in my opinion have to many brains to actually think that the American people believe the lies running out of her mouth. I dont see how she figures that someone with covid getting up in someones face kissing on the cheek is not close contact geez stupid is as stupid does here comes the red wave democrats better start looking for another job the American people are done finished and threw with all of you God Bless America

  7. Marc

    April 9, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    They had us masked, six feet apart, and locked down because they were freaked out, and this isn’t considered close contact? What a bunch of evil hypocritical morons.

  8. Adam

    April 11, 2022 at 11:11 am

    If i reporter, I’ll walk out from that room immediately. This red hair bimbo is lying every time she open her lips. Totally useless!!! Waste of time to be there.

  9. Lois

    April 11, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    This woman is senile and lives in a completely alternate universe.
    Sounds like he accomplished everything but leaving us all enough money for gas and a loaf of bread!
    I can’t wait till all these idiots are gone!!!

  10. Lois

    April 11, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!🤣🤣🤣and she has a bridge to sell in Brooklyn. The king also has new clothes!

  11. Sergeant Tio USMC Retired

    April 12, 2022 at 1:46 am

    So ready for her exit from public office. She alone is a good enough reason we need term limits. Her negligence thru ignorance a reason to fire her well overstayed welcome in office. Why must we suffer thru this type of dangerous partisanship. President Biden reading off of pre-planned notes, with no cognitive test isn’t perfect it’s dangerous at it’s best. She completley shut our Country down allowing we the people to suffer & worry when President Trump stood our ground. Now attempts to tell us water isn’t wet & us to believe it? Why even waste our time in doing so? Love & respect of Country keeps us hopeful. Know & trust the failed approach to leadership & politics occurring during your tenure, leaves only the legacy why we need to completley rebuild our system. With all do Respect save your time attempting to salvage your role in this disastrous plan!


    April 14, 2022 at 11:20 am

    I did not have close contact with that woman,man that sounds vaguely familiar.

  13. Sanjaya

    April 15, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Psaki is a creep.

  14. IdeClair

    April 19, 2022 at 12:33 pm

    Kissing is not considered ‘close contact’, but talking to someone without a mask is??

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