White House Cuts Off Biden's Live feed After He Says He's 'Happy to Take Questions'
Questions mount over Democrat's lack of transparency
The White House suddenly cut the live feed of a virtual event just seconds after Biden said he was "happy to take questions."
Biden was addressing lawmakers on the topics of COVID relief and the ongoing vaccine rollout.
Biden then called on Democrats to help "restore faith" in government.
He then appeared to prepare to take questions.
BIDEN: "I'm happy to take questions if that's what I'm supposed to do..."— The First (@TheFirstonTV) March 3, 2021
*White House feed cut* pic.twitter.com/y5BHhgXWOB
"I'd be happy to take questions if that's what I'm supposed to do, Nance," Biden told the speaker.
"Whatever you want me to do."
But seconds later, the feed suddenly cut off.
Biden is facing growing criticism for not holding a formal press conference since taking office.
Below is a graph showing the time frame it took presidents dating back to Herbert Hoover to hold their first solo press conference.
Republican researcher Zach Parkinson tweeted:
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel also called out Biden for the lack of transparency, according to The Daily Wire.
“It’s been 42 days, and Joe Biden still refuses to hold a press conference,” McDaniel said.
The Democrats are still retaining a less harsh version of their 'basement strategy' for Biden.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned the lack of Biden's public visibility could have consequences.
"Sean, world leaders, and my counterparts all across the world are watching very closely,” Pompeo said.
“Senior leadership all across the world, they’d watch every statement that is made. They watch every move."
“And you’ll see — you see, when the United States exhibits weakness, it creates real risk for our soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines all across the world,” he added.