White House press secretary Jen Psaki chided Republicans for focusing on the leak of a Supreme Court's draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade over the ending of federal abortion protections.

A number of Republican lawmakers have called for inquiries into who leaked Justice Samuel Alito's draft majority opinion to Politico, and Chief Justice John Roberts ordered an internal investigation on the matter on Tuesday.

"I don't think we have a particular view on that other than to say that we certainly note the unprecedented nature of it," Psaki said when asked about punishing the leaker one day after saying the reveal itself "raised some eyebrows" in the White House. "What we are mindful of, and I spoke with the president about exactly this question yesterday, and obviously, it's up to the Department of Justice to determine what if any action they will take."

"I know, obviously, there have been calls for that from some Republicans, but also members of the Supreme Court, but our focus is on not losing sight from what the content is in the draft and what is at risk here," she continued. "We have heard a number of raised concerns about the leak. Our focus is on highlighting what the content in there would put at risk for women across the country."

Psaki closed by noting "that many Republicans have wanted to talk about that and not about whether they support the protection of a woman's right to choose, a woman's right to make decisions with her doctor about her healthcare," arguing that it's "not a surprise, given by more than a 2-1 margin, Americans want the Supreme Court to support abortion rights."


You can watch Wednesday's briefing in full below.