Barely an hour into her tenure as White House press secretary, Jen Psaki used her new platform to pose a question of her own.
Psaki took to Twitter from the official @PressSec account just after the conclusion of the inauguration of President Joe Biden to give followers the opportunity to ask her a question. She promised to respond in a video this week.
The White House is the People’s House, so I'm asking for YOU to reply with your questions. I'll answer you in a video this week. Can't wait to hear from you!— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) January 20, 2021
Psaki may have her work cut out for her. The tweet garnered almost 4,000 comments and nearly 15,000 likes in its first hour.
Respondents asked about everything from immigration and the separation of families at the southern border to vaccines, student loan forgiveness and universal healthcare.
Is there any hope for binational couples to reunite in America? We will obviously test before boarding the aircraft, take a Test 3-5 days after arrival, quarantine and follow all coronavirus rules (wear mask, social distancing ect.) We have been separated for 1 year now!— Leanne Perrins (@leanne_perrins) January 20, 2021
What will be done to close the gap for people who have to purchase their health insurance from employers who have $5000 deductibles? We are not able to participate in the cost sharing that people who purchase their insurance on the market place with subsidies have.— Margie King (@Viridis39) January 20, 2021
Other users simply responded with thanks.
I have no questions, I just want to thank you for beginning with service, honor and respect.— MissW (@MissW) January 20, 2021
I'm just happy to have a real press secretary. Yesssss pic.twitter.com/qCPBqVkM7c— Alexander Spady (@Spady2013) January 20, 2021