During today’s episode of “Outnumbered” on Fox News, co-host Kayleigh McEnany “fact-checked” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
Jean-Pierre yesterday “impugned” EWTN White House correspondent Owen Jensen after he asked a question about the safety of girls in high school sports.
After listing various examples, McEnany then declared, “The White House could care less about young girls.”
— Outnumbered (@OutnumberedFNC) June 14, 2023
Jensen prefaced his question to Jean-Pierre yesterday, “Just hours ago, Senator Tuberville tweeted, quote, ‘Having biological males in women’s sports is unsafe, unfair, and wrong’ and earlier this year, several — 72 elite female athletes signed an open letter saying, ‘Forcing female athletes to compete against biological males is not only unfair, it is discriminatory and illegal.’”
“So, in the light of this administration’s proposed changes to Title IX, does the White House worry about the physical safety of females directly competing against males in sports?” Jensen wondered.
Jean-Pirre responded, “So, look, this is a complicated issue. It is. And there are a wide range of views, as you just laid out. The Department of Education proposed a rule that gives schools the flexibility to establish their own athletic policies, while establishing … guardrails to prevent discrimination against transgender kids and so, I also want to make clear that this is a proposed rule, and members of the public have the ability to provide comment as part of the rulemaking process.”
“And so, any — you know, any additional questions that you may have of this proposed rule, certainly, I would refer you to the Department of Education. But we do understand this is a complicated issue,” Jean-Pierre added.
Jensen followed up, “And what would the President say to the parents out there who have daughters — say, in high school, for example — who are worried that their daughter may have to compete against a male, or a person born male, and they — and there could be — or directly in physical athletic competition — and worry about their daughter’s safety?”
Jean-Pierre then accused Jensen, “So, look, I — what you’re alluding to is basically saying that transgender kids are dangerous. It sounds like that’s what you’re saying.”
Jensen attempted to dispute Jean-Pierre’s assertion but ultimately she refused to directly answer his question before moving on to another question.
White House Correspondent Owen Jensen asked the White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about the Biden administration’s proposed changes to Title IX and biological males competing directly against females in sports. pic.twitter.com/AykiGPCxUO
— EWTN News Nightly (@EWTNNewsNightly) June 13, 2023