While much of the attention during today’s White House press briefing revolved around the blockbuster news that Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) wouldn’t seek re-election and President Donald Trump’s continued feud with Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was pressed on another political firestorm.
Last week, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly claimed Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) bragged about getting funding for the FBI during a 2015 speech, something that was not backed up by a video of the speech. Since then, there has been a call for Kelly to acknowledge that his comments were untrue and apologize for them. However, that doesn’t appear to be in the offing.
“I don’t believe that General Kelly mischaracterized,” Sanders said when asked why Kelly won’t acknowledge his error. “He gave his account of what took place.”
She continued, “General Kelly and his family have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. I think he’s led with honor and integrity. I think he’s doing a great job as chief of staff and I don’t think he has anything to correct or apologize for.”
During a press briefing last week, Sanders insisted that Kelly was in the right despite a number of reporters battling her and explaining he “was wrong.”
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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