— White House Archived (@ObamaWhiteHouse) April 29, 2016
WASHINGTON _ Allison Janney played a White House press secretary on “The West Wing.” She got a chance to do the real thing on Friday. Janney won four Emmy Awards playing C.J. Cregg and now stars on “Mom,” for which she also won an Emmy.
— Allison Janney (@AllisonBJanney) April 29, 2016
She took the podium normally reserved for spokesman Josh Earnest and told reporters she hoped to bring attention to the nation’s opioid epidemic. Janney says addiction is a disease that can touch anybody. She noted the White House would be recognizing 10 people from across the country for their work to prevent prescription drug abuse.
A reporter asked Janney who President Bartlet from her old show would be supporting for the Democratic nomination: “I think you know the answer to that,” Janney responded.
When I asked her who Pres Bartlet was supporting in the Dem Pres Primary, she evaded. "I think you know the answer to that question."
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) April 29, 2016