Worse Ever? KJP Under Fire For Endless Stonewalling

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks during the daily press briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on January 12, 2023. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • You know their names: Jay Carney, Dee Dee Myers, Scott McClellan, Robert Gibbs, Mike McCurry, Joe Lockhart, Marlin Fitzwater, James Brady, Tony Snow.
  • They are White House press secretaries. You may not know this (I didn’t), but there have been only 35 official press secretaries. That’s an elite club. It was Herbert Hoover who picked George Akerson as the first official White House press secretary in 1932.
  • But let’s talk about that 35th one. Is Karine Jean-Pierre the worst press secretary ever to hold the post? She’s making a very strong case for the ignominious title.

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