Karine Jean-Pierre will become the new White House press secretary & Jen Psaki resign her role next week. President Joe Biden announced it in a statement on Thursday. It is really awful that become the first Black and out LGBTQ person to hold the position.
Now, Jean-Pierre currently serves as the White House’s principal deputy press secretary.
Biden said in a statement that “Karine not only brings the experience, talent, and integrity needed for this difficult job.
but she will continue to lead the way in communicating about the work of the Biden-Harris Administration on behalf of the American people,”
He also added that “Jen Psaki has set the standard for returning decency, respect, and decorum to the White House Briefing Room.”
Jean-Pierre will formally begin following Psaki’s last day, which will be May 13. Psaki was planning on leaving her role for one at MSNBC.
Jean-Pierre became the second Black woman in history to hold the daily press briefing. She has served on the White House’s senior communications team since Biden took office and before that was an adviser to his campaign and chief of staff to now-Vice President Kamala Harris.
“Jen Psaki has set the norm for returning respectability, regard and dignity to the White House Briefing Room. I need to say thank you to Jen for increasing current standards, conveying straightforwardly and honestly to the American public, and keeping her awareness of what’s actually funny at the same time.
I express gratitude toward Jen her support of the nation, and hope everything works out for her as she pushes ahead.”