President Biden has gone 65 days without holding a press conference since taking office on January 20 despite vowing transparency and accessibility to the press.
The 78-year-old commander-in-chief is holding his first press conference Thursday afternoon after 65 days. His silence, from a press conference standpoint, has shattered records, taking longer to hold a press conference than the last two presidents combined.
“During his campaign, Joe Biden said interacting with the press is a ‘really important part of his responsibility as an elected official.’ But here we are at day 65 and Biden is only just giving his FIRST press conference,” the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) said in a statement ahead of the highly anticipated presser while noting that Biden is the “first president in at least 100 years to wait this long to hold a press conference this far into their term.”
“While Joe Biden has been hiding in the basement waiting for direction from his handlers, the American people have been waiting for him to answer a long list of questions,” the NRSC continued, providing a lengthy list of sample inquiries for Biden touching a range of issues, from the migrant crisis to the coronavirus.