“I don’t think I’m going to negotiate from here. The president’s position on Hyde is well known, and we’ve stated many times publicly,” Psaki responded. Jenson tried to continue the conversation, but Psaki cut him off with, “I think we’re going to move on.”
A persistent Jensen asked again, “Can we follow up on that please?”
“I think we’re going to move on so we can get some more people,” Psaki said. Just as Jensen proceeded, she shut him down.
In April, Jensen fired away with questions on President Joe Biden’s reversal of former President Donald Trump’s policies on abortion.
“So today, as you all know, the Biden administration and HHS started the reversal of the Trump administration’s ban on abortion referrals at Title X family planning clinics,” Jensen said, and asked, “So my first question, why does the Biden administration insist that pro-life Americans pay for abortions and violate their conscience?”
“Well, first, that’s not an accurate depiction of what happens. And I know we want to be accurate around here,” Psaki said, then broke down the law that forbids Title X funds from being used “in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.”