Biden shied away from news conferences, interviews in Year 1
January 9, 2022
WASHINGTON (AP) — In what's become a familiar scene, President Joe Biden lingered after delivering a recent speech on the pandemic as reporters fired a barrage of questions.
He bristled at a query about the shortage of COVID-19 rapid tests, answered another about omicron-spurred travel restrictions and sidestepped a third about whether Sen. Joe Manchin failed to keep his word when he torpedoed Biden's social services and climate spending plan.
"I'm not supposed to be having this press conference right now," Biden said at the end of a meandering response that didn't directly answer the que...