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White House ignores reporter pointing out there is ‘no seat’ for a disabled journalist as Biden celebrates ADA

A reporter’s question about having no seat for disabled journalists in the press briefing room was ignored by White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Monday.

During the latest press conference, a reporter asked Jean-Pierre about the lack of accommodations for journalists with disabilities. This came on the same day President Biden celebrated the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

“Karine, about disability. There’s no seat here in this room for disabled journalists,” the reporter remarked.

Jean-Pierre ignored the comment and instead moved on to a question regarding there being any conversations between President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. 

Karine Jean-Pierre on Monday

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre answers a question during a press briefing. (White House)

The reporter again said, “This room has no seat for a handicapped journalist,” as the press secretary left the podium at the end of the briefing and was ignored.

“The president is committed to building an America that is more inclusive, more just, and more accessible for every American, including Americans with disabilities and their families,” Psaki said at the time.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment. 

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Lindsay Kornick is an associate editor for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to and on Twitter: @lmkornick.


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