White House Weighs in on Ray Rice Suspension: Violence Against Women ‘Cannot Be Tolerated’

Not long after Fox News’ Andrea Tantaros wondered aloud why President Barack Obama had not yet spoken out against Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice following the release of a surveillance video that shows him punching out his fiancée, the president’s press secretary shared an official White House reaction during his daily press briefing.

MSNBC’s Joy Reid played a portion of Josh Earnest’s remarks on her show Monday afternoon:

“This administration and this president do believe strongly that the scourge of violence against women is something that needs to be aggressively combated. I don’t want to comment on the individual decisions that are made by, in this case, by an individual football team. But you have seen the president and the vice president make very forceful public comments in talking about how important it is for men in particular to step up and step forward and make clear that violence against women is something that is not and cannot be tolerated.”

Watch video below, via MSNBC:

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