The Biden administration is yet again using his the president’s own personal tragedies as a scapegoat.
During a recent presser, Jen Psaki actually used the death of Biden’s son Beau as a way to smooth over the deaths of 10 innocent civilians in Afghanistan due to a drone that the president had ordered.
And 7 of the people killed were children.
Watch what she had to say:
.@PressSec is asked how President Biden reacted when learning about the drone strike that killed 10 civilians:
"As a human being, as a president, as somebody who has overseen loss in a variety of scenarios… his reaction is — every loss is a tragedy." pic.twitter.com/wC9vi6xopB
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 20, 2021
The White House invoked the personal tragedies experienced by President Joe Biden when asked about his response to a drone strike in Afghanistan that killed 10 civilians and declined to say whether someone in the line of command should be held accountable for the errant attack.
“As a human being, as a president, as somebody who has overseen loss in a variety of scenarios, both as a leader and personally, his reaction is, it is a tragedy,” press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Monday. On Friday, the Defense Department confirmed the strike killed 10 civilians, including seven children and an aid worker, rather than a terrorist threatening Americans. Biden was briefed Friday morning ahead of the Pentagon’s announcement.
Asked whether a military officer should be held accountable, Psaki declined to say and instead pointed to the investigation and circumstances under which the strike occurred.
To say that this was in bad taste would be an understatement and people are really giving Psaki a lot of grief, including Fox News host Brett Baier, who raked her over the coals with this scorching tweet:
“True -but he didn’t experience loss at the hands of an American drone launching hellfire missiles at a target POTUS said was ISIS-K, but -in reality- was an aid worker & 7 children. Understanding loss is one thing- but understanding loss you originally took credit for is another”
True -but he didn’t experience loss at the hands of an American drone launching hellfire missiles at a target POTUS said was ISIS-K, but -in reality- was an aid worker & 7 children. Understanding loss is one thing- but understanding loss you originally took credit for is another https://t.co/fxHchqBaVa
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) September 20, 2021
I don’t know how many times it needs to be said, but Joe Biden is not a Gold Star parent.
So why on earth do people still treat him as if he is?
Personal tragedies or not, this is not the time or the place to bring it up.