On Sunday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced that she has tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated. She did not travel with Biden due to a family emergency, which was household members testing positive for COVID-19. She says that she has been quarantining since Wednesday and has not had close contact with the President or Senior White House staff since then. Shockingly, she is disclosing this out of an abundance of transparency, which you must have just learned about. Psaki said her symptoms are mild thanks to the vaccine.
She added that she had not seen the President since Tuesday, when they were sitting outside, six feet apart, wearing masks. That was a day after Biden coughed into his hand following a speech in New Jersey and proceeded to shake hands with the public without a mask.
All this is happening less than two weeks since Homeland Security Secretary Alejando Mayorkas test positive for COVID-19 just days after an event with the President, just feet apart with no masks.
Psaki also brushed off questions about the Biden’s walking through a high-end Georgetown restaurant without masks, violating D.C.’s indoor mask mandate. She added that people should focus on his policies, not moments in time.