Aug 9, 2022 - Politics & Policy

White House stresses peace as online talk of violence ramps up after Mar-a-Lago search

Karine Jean-Pierre

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre at the White House Press Briefing on Aug. 9. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday called for people to remain peaceful and said the White House condems any future "political violence" after former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home was searched by the FBI.

Driving the news: Jean-Pierre was responding to a question about the possibility of violence amid online talk on pro-Trump forums, with some even calling for a "civil war," NBC reports.

What she's saying: "Our message is that [...] there is no place for political violence in this country," Jean-Pierre said.

  • "We would ask Americans to remain peaceful in this time again," she added. [Violence] is something that we condemn."

Of note: Jean-Pierre said the White House was not briefed on the search, but declined to comment any further, referring the media to the Department of Justice.

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