Jen Psaki: Joe Biden Supports Study of Slavery Reparations

Jen Psaki: Joe Biden Supports Study of Slavery Reparations

White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Wednesday that President Joe Biden would support a study on whether descendants of slavery in the United States should receive reparations.

Psaki says President Biden would “certainly support a study of reparations,” but does not say whether he’d sign legislation or take executive action creating a reparations commission: “We’ll see where Congress moves on that issue”

— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 17, 2021

A transcript is as follows: 

REPORTER: The president during the campaign supported a study for reparations. There’s a House committee hearing today. Does the president support the legislation? He stopped short of that during the campaign. Would he sign that if it came to his desk?

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JEN PSAKI: He’s supported a study of reparations. I believe that’s what’s being discussed and studying the continued impacts of slavery, which is being discussed in this hearing on

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