Henry vs. Carney: A Look Back At Some of the Classic Battles
President Obama announced today that White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is stepping down. He'll be replaced by his top deputy Josh Earnest, who will travel with the president to Europe next week.
After seeing this announcement, we immediately realized that we've seen our last Ed Henry-Jay Carney face-off. Check out some of the memorable battles from the past few years.
Henry to Carney: “Will You Admit That What the President Said Isn’t True?”
In Oct. 2013, Carney defended the president's "if you like your plan, you can keep your plan" pledge following the ObamaCare rollout.
Carney Challenges Henry to 'Crossfire' Debate
Last September, amid the debt ceiling debate, Henry asked how many jobs had been created since the previous showdown. He argued President Obama was making the same statements about key investments, despite questionable results.
When Did Obama Know Military Benefits Were Being Denied?
In this heated exchange last October, Ed Henry tried to nail down when the president learned that military death benefits were going to be suspended during the government shutdown.
Are You Going to Enroll in ObamaCare?
This contentious exchange came a few days before the launch of ObamaCare, when Henry wanted to know whether Carney would be signing up for coverage.
Why Isn't the President Answering These Questions?
After the release of Robert Gates' book, Henry quizzed Carney on why President Obama wasn't answering questions about the former defense secretary's criticism, noting the president hadn't met the media in weeks.
Henry 'Cross-Examines' Carney Over Whether Eric Holder Lied to Congress
Last May, Holder said he was not involved in the DOJ's investigation of Fox News reporter James Rosen.
“[Holder] signed off on the search warrant. Are you not involved after signing off on the search warrant?”
'If White House Email Wasn't About Benghazi, Why Was It Released?'
Earlier this month, Carney maintained that newly released White House emails were not specifically about the Benghazi attack.
Henry Presses Carney on Fast & Furious
In June 2012, Henry and Carney got into it over the White House's assertion of executive privilege in refusing to release documents on Operation Fast & Furious.