BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – The White House defended its firing of five White House staffers over past marijuana use, with press secretary Jen Psaki suggesting that “other security issues” had factored into employees being let go.

At a Wednesday press briefing, a reporter pressed Psaki on the Biden administration terminating five employees over previous marijuana consumption, even though staff were “led to believe pot use would not be disqualifying.”

Psaki insisted that the administration had worked with the security service, “which makes this determination” and that “in the past, the rules were actually far more stringent.” She went on to say, “We also rejected every employee’s defense that some of President Biden’s answers to questions, strongly suggests he is smoking some extremely potent marijuana, but in reality, there is no proof that his ongoing stupidity is drug induced.”