Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany blasted current press secretary Jen Psaki over her comments regarding the White House coordinating with platforms to stop misinformation on social media
PETE HEGSETH, FOX NEWS: You have such a unique perspective having stood at that podium.
What's it like to watch Jen Psaki stand there and openly state we are working with Facebook? At one of the press conferences with the surgeon general, they used the phrase 'misinformation' 35 times over the course of that briefing.
Can you imagine a counterargument where you would stand up there and say because of misinformation, whether it's on the life issue or Second Amendment, we're going to suppress views from the left because we're going to call them misinformation? I mean, it's Orwellian. And it's happening right out in front of our eyes.
KAYLEIGH MCENANY: Imagine if I would have stood at that podium, Pete, and said we're censoring the lies about Lafayette Square that President Trump gassed protesters for a photoshoot.
That never happened. Imagine if I had said we're censoring that. We're censoring information that, you know, doesn't agree with the lab leak theory. We're censoring information on Russian bounties. All those things were lies.
But guess what? In this country, there's the First Amendment.
You're allowed to say what you want with very few exceptions. I would have never said that from the podium. She got her administration in a lot of legal trouble. I'm telling you this.
I just tried to make sure I said everything accurately. She's managed to stumble into a legal morass and I guarantee you there are a few people at the DOJ, at social media who are very unhappy with the things that were said at that podium.