(RepublicanWire.org) – White House Press Secretary did not do President Joe Biden any favors with her admission about where he was when Russia annexed Crimea.
During a chat with reporters on Wednesday, she admitted that the last time anything between Russia and Ukraine happened Biden was vice president.
“I was at the State Department, the president was the vice-president the last time Russia invaded Ukraine,” she said on CNN. “This is a pattern of horror from President Putin and from the cronies around him.”
Correct Jen, there are many of the same people in charge now that were in charge then.
Do you know when Russia did not attack Ukraine? When former President Donald Trump was in the White House.
She was mocked on Twitter for admitting what many have been saying.
Former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said “finally, the truth,” in a tweet.
“Bragging about the fact this cabal of stooges was in power for the last 3 invasions of #Ukraine?” Tony Bruno said.
”Yes, Sherlock, there is a pattern,” Monica Crowley tweeted.”
“Reminding people that a top adversary has taken advantage of your boss not just once, but twice, is…not great messaging,” John Cooper, the Heritage Foundation Communications Director, said.
“Yes, Biden being in the White House when Putin invades Ukraine is a pattern…,” GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said.
During his State of the Union address, President Biden attempted to calm concerns about the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
“I want you to know that we are going to be OK. We are going to be OK,” the president said.
“When the history of this era is written, Putin’s war on Ukraine will have left Russia weaker and the rest of the world stronger,” he said.
“While it shouldn’t have taken something so terrible for people around the world to see what’s at stake, now everyone sees it clearly.
“We see the unity among leaders of nations, a more unified Europe, a more unified West. We see unity among the people who are gathering in cities, in large crowds around the world — even in Russia — to demonstrate their support for the people of Ukraine,” he said.
“In the battle between democracy and autocracies, democracies are rising to the moment, and the world is clearly choosing the side of peace and security,” he assured the audience.
The president said that he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin expected a simple victory and did not anticipate the Ukrainians fighting.
“Six days ago, Russia’s Vladimir Putin sought to shake the very foundations of the free world, thinking he could make it bend to his menacing ways. But he badly miscalculated,” he said.
“He thought he could roll into Ukraine, and the world would rollover. Instead, he met with a wall of strength he never anticipated or imagined. He met the Ukrainian people.
“From President Zelensky to every Ukrainian, their fearlessness, their courage, their determination, literally inspires the world.
“Groups of citizens blocking tanks with their bodies. Everyone from students to retirees to teachers turned soldiers defending their homeland,” the president said.
He said that the Russian president’s attack on Ukraine was “premeditated and totally unprovoked.”
“He thought the West and NATO wouldn’t respond. He thought he could divide us at home, in this chamber and in this nation. He thought he could divide us in Europe as well. But Putin was wrong. We are ready. We are united, and that’s what we did. We stayed united,” the president said.
“We prepared extensively and carefully.
“We spent months building a coalition of other freedom-loving nations in Europe and the Americas to the Asian and African continents to confront Putin,” he said.