White House vetting reporter questions ahead of briefings

By Canadian Press	
	 		White House offers ‘full support’ for Trump-era Space Force

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki for a second consecutive day had to answer questions on the U.S. Space Force at her daily briefing.

"Big picture here, does the Space Force have the full support of the Biden administration, or is the president at some point perhaps going to try to get rid of it or in some way diminish it?" Press secretary Jen Psaki said the new administration has no plans to revisit Trump's decision to establish Space Force in December 2019. "I will find out and see if they have any update on that".

"The Space Force was established by Congress, and steps would actually have to be taken by Congress, not by the administration", Psaki said.

The reporter who asked the Space Force question pushed back against Psaki's reaction, which elicited a response from the press secretary.

Roberts hosted a almost 5-minute on-air discussion with conservative pundit Joe Concha about a Daily Beast report that claimed Psaki had asked reporters for their questions in advance of the briefing. Space Force aims to improve upon USA counterintelligence as a whole.

"Wow. Space Force. It's the plane of today!" she said, and called the question "interesting".

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"I am very proud of the guardians in the Space Force", Gen. Jay Raymond, chief of space operations, said at a virtual event with defense writers. "Jen Psaki needs to immediately apologize to the men and women of the Space Force for this disgraceful comment".

Psaki replied that "They absolutely have the full support of the Biden administration", and pointed out that Congress created the Space Force, and would be responsible for any changes in its status.

Psaki three weeks ago said Biden would resume the tradition, "for the sake of clarity".

In August of 2018, Vice President Mike Pence announced the establishment of the eighth branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Space Force, in a speech at the Pentagon.

Waltz wrote later on Twitter, "While the Biden Administration continues to think about whether or not the #CCP is a threat, China is working overtime to become the dominant force in space". The Space Force worked side-by-side with the Department of Defense and successfully deterred against the threat in reaction to the US killing of Qassem Soleimani, utilizing the $20 million Lockheed Martin system.

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