On Wednesday, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre would not weigh in on whether the Biden administration considers the tragic mass shooting at a Christian school in Nashville on March 27 a hate crime.
“Former Vice President Pence said that if the shooter who killed six people in that Christian school in Tennessee was motivated by a hatred towards Christians, that the crime should be categorized as a hate crime,” a White House reporter began in his exchange with Jean-Pierre. “I’m wondering what the President thinks about that kind of designation?”
“It’s not for us to decide,” Jean-Pierre answered promptly.
KARINE JEAN-PIERRE: "It's not for us to decide" if murdering Christians at a Christian school in cold blood — three of whom were children — is a "hate crime." pic.twitter.com/mDrFXysVQl
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A 28-year-old woman who believes she is a man murdered three children along with three adults at Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, before being shot dead by police officers responding to the scene. The female, who formerly attended the school, reportedly planned the deadly assault for months.
Prior to her refusal to label the shooting as a hate crime, Jean-Pierre was put on blast after she alleged Thursday that gender-confused people are “under attack” in wake of now-passed legislation from Kentucky which banned so-called gender-transition surgeries for minors.
“Our hearts go out to the trans community, as they are under attack right now,” Jean-Pierre proclaimed.
Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R) responded to Jean-Pierre’s claims during an appearance on “The Faulkner Focus” in which she discussed what her state is doing to protect kids from the pervasive gender ideology seen across the nation.
“We certainly cannot expect to anything meaningful in this space to come out of Washington,” explained Sanders. “And it’s why I think you’re seeing so many Republican governors step up and pass legislation that does exactly that. It protects kids. It bans some of these permanent life-altering surgeries and makes sure that we’re putting the focus on our children and empowering parents to make the best decisions possible.”
Numerous other prominent political figures were also furious at her remarks, which per The Daily Caller included Donald Trump Jr., Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MI), and former Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake of Arizona.