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C.J. Cregg interrupts White House press briefing

Posted: 2:50 PM, Apr 29, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-29 18:50:03Z
C.J. Cregg interrupts White House press briefing

In a scene reminiscent of the television show "The West Wing," Allison Janney reprised her role as C.J. Cregg during White House Press Secretary's Josh Earnest's daily briefing. 

Janney's visit began by going over the usual talking points from fictional President Josiah Bartlett, but finished with a serious note about the epidemic of opioid overdoses. 

"This is a disease that can touch anybody, and all of us can help reduce drug abuse through evidenced-based treatment, prevention and recovery," Janney said. Janney was on hand as the White House honored 10 individuals for their work in preventing drug addiction. "Research shows it works." 

In case you were wondering, Janney was asked who Bartlett would be supporting for the Democratic nomination in the presidential race. She responded, "I think you know the answer to that question." 

"The West Wing" ran on NBC from 1999 through 2006. Bartlett was played by Martin Sheen.