Kayleigh McEnany, who was former President Donald Trump’s last press secretary, rapped her successor, Jen Psaki, on Tuesday following an exchange between her and Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy.
In response to questions from the Fox News correspondent, Psaki refused to say a mask mandate would still be in effect for travelers after a federal judge tossed out the CDC’s attempt to extend it for several more weeks.
“You’re the press secretary and you know how government works. That’s a snarky answer. The answer is we respect the opinion of the federal judiciary, but that’s not what she said,” said McEnany.
McEnany, a co-host of Fox’s “Outnumbered” midday program, explained that she was on a flight Monday when the ruling came down and there was an eruption of cheers from the people on board, though the Biden White House said it was disappointed with the development.
“I hope Jen Psaki fights very hard against this ruling. I hope President Biden does and I hope they show the true autocrats they are,” McEnany continued, calling out leftists who responded by attacking the qualifications of U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, who was appointed by Trump.
“She’s a smart woman. … Go ahead, go after her, go after America, we’re all celebrating,” McEnany said, suggesting that the Biden administration is on the wrong side of the issue.
Co-host Kennedy, meanwhile, said Americans in both parties “are ready to move on” and most believe the decision over whether to wear a mask should be up to each person.
“Outnumbered” co-host Emily Compagno opined that she believed the mask ruling should’ve been handed down a long time ago because Mizelle found that issuing the mandate in the first place was outside the authority of the CDC.
“This judge ruled that this authority with was outside the scope, in fact, of this CDC, violating these administrative procedures act. It basically means it’s not within your scope of authority and that’s not based on some type of superseding data that moves it out of the way.”