White House press secretary Jen Psaki verbally expressed Monday she would never utilize the term “red line” to describe President Joe Biden’s position on anything. “Red line is an old term. We’re not going to utilize it again,” she verbally expressed, after a Fox Business herald asked her a question on Biden’s “red line” on income caps for direct coronavirus stimulus payments.
Psaki was referring to her years as a spokeswoman in former President Barack Obama’s State Department when she perpetually sparred with journalists about Obama’s utilization of the term “red line” to verbalize about his position on military force in Syria.
Obama famously verbalized in August 2012, that if Syrian officials used chemical or biological weapons during their civil war it would be a “red line” for future military actions in Syria. When Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appeared to cross the line a year later, Obama did not injuctively authorize direct military action in Syria.
In 2013, Psaki expressed her frustration with the reiterated references to Obama’s “red line” that did not have teeth. “I’m not verbalizing about red lines. I’m not having a debate or conversation about red lines, I’m not setting red lines. Let’s not verbalize about red today,” Psaki verbalized during a 2013 State Department briefing.
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