Joe Biden was cut off of a live feed during a virtual discussion after he opened up the floor for questions, according to NewsWeek.
“I’m happy to take questions, if that’s what I’m supposed to do Nance.”
“Whatever you want me to do,” he added.
BIDEN: "I'm happy to take questions if that's what I'm supposed to do…"
*White House feed cut* pic.twitter.com/y5BHhgXWOB
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) March 3, 2021
“Joe Biden needs to step up, we need to hear from him. He needs to engage in the transparency that he promised us, he hasn’t thus far.”
“While he has taken questions from reporters on a few occasions, including during sprays and a more formal Q&A session following an event in January, he has not held a formal press conference,” Kevin Liptak said.
“I believe we’re going to come through this, and I think that people’s memories will be long.”
From News Week:
Last week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told a press briefing that the president “will hold a solo press conference, but I don’t have a date for you at this point in time.” Newsweek has contacted the White House for comment.
Before the feed cut off, Biden had appealed to the Democrats to stay “unified” to ensure the passage of the America Rescue Plan.
He said that the $1.9 trillion relief package currently being haggled over in the Senate, “won’t just make a difference in our fight against COVID-19 and our efforts to rebuild the economy—it will also show the American people we’re capable of coming together for what matters most to them.”