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White House Pushes Back at Rashida Tlaib Prison Stand

White House Pushes Back at Rashida Tlaib Prison Stand

From: Axios

The White House distanced itself from a proposal endorsed by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) that calls for closing federal prisons.

  • The president does not support abolishing prisons,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said at a Tuesday briefing.

Why it matters: Psaki’s remarks come amid a broader discussion on prison reform and after Tlaib was challenged on her stance by Axios’ Jonathan Swan in an “Axios on HBO” interview.

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