‘Shockingly Appalling’: Jen Psaki Slammed After Laughing At Those Concerned With ‘Soft-On-Crime’ Policy Consequences

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is being criticized after mocking Fox News for covering the consequences of “soft-on-crime” policies rather than other news stories of the day.

As many pointed out on Twitter, in cities nationwide, violent crime has skyrocketed and many blame the “defund the police” movement as well as rogue prosecutors who opt to not pursue crimes such as shoplifting and other illegal behaviors. In previous comments, Psaki has refused to state whether or not those prosecutors and a refusal to enforce the law was to blame for any of the crime-related problems cities that have seen recently.

Psaki’s comments came on January 25 during a segment on the “Pod Save America”  podcast with fellow Obama administration alumni Jon Favreau, Daniel Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor. While discussing TVs featured in numerous government buildings in D.C. that display 24/7 news coverage with a split screen showing major news outlets, Psaki compared the coverage on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, and Fox News.

“Do you remember the four boxes that we had on all the TVs right?” Psaki said on the show. “So right now just to give you a sense,” she continued before reading off what stories the media outlets were currently covering on TV.

“So CNN – ‘Pentagon: As many as 8,500 u.s troops on heightened alert’ — OK, true. .. Same on MSNBC … CNBC is doing their own thing about the market … and then on Fox is Janine Pirro talking about ‘soft-on-crime consequences,’ Psaki said with a laugh. “I mean what does that even mean, right?”

“So there’s an alternate universe on some coverage,” she concluded. “What’s scary about it is a lot of people watch that.”