On Sunday (February 12), White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre revealed that President Joe Biden intends to run for reelection in 2024.
Jean-Pierre made the revelation on MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show” when host Jonathan Capehart asked whether there would be an official announcement on a potential Biden-Harris ticket.
Jean-Pierre explained to Capehart that she couldn’t discuss politics because of the HATCH Act but noted that she would be able to repeat what Biden had said on the subject “many times… that he intends to run,” adding that “I leave it there.”
The interview with Jean-Pierre began with Capehart questioning the White House Press Secretary what the “unidentified object” U.S. Fighter Jets shot over Canada.
Jean-Pierre was also tight-lipped about what the object was, saying that — at the recommendation of the U.S. and Canadian militaries — the only description she could give was “an unauthorized unmanned object.”
She added that the object had been tracked for 24 hours by NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) before Biden “in conjunction with Canada” authorized that an “F-22, which is a fighter aircraft… take it down.”
The White House Press Secretary added that the U.S. had a “promise” to “track… detect, and… defend our airspace,” adding, “that’s what the American people should expect.”
Capehart used this topic to pivot into the surveillance balloon shot down off the coast of South Carolina, noting that multiple antennas were found in the debris. Jean-Pierre continued her trajectory of avoiding the question, explaining the Department of Defense was conducting an analysis and she wouldn’t be able to comment on it.