Karine Jean-Pierre to become White House press secretary, the first Black and out LGBTQ person in the role
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This is what the Supreme Court justices said about abortion as nomineesCNN —Karine Jean-Pierre will become the new White House press secretary when Jen Psaki departs her role next week, President Joe Biden announced in a statement Thursday, becoming the first Black and out LGBTQ person to hold the position.
Jean-Pierre currently serves as the White House’s principal deputy press secretary.
CNN reported in April that Psaki was planning on leaving her role for one at MSNBC.
Last May, Jean-Pierre became the second Black woman in history to hold the daily press briefing.
At the White House briefing Thursday, a visibly moved Psaki invited Jean-Pierre up to the podium with her and the two women embraced as Psaki went through Jean-Pierre’s qualifications and the significance of her taking the job.
“I just want to take the opportunity to celebrate and congratulate my friend, my colleague, my partner in truth, Karine Jean-Pierre, the next White House press secretary,” Psaki told reporters at the White House.
So congratulations, and I can’t wait to see you bring your own style, and brilliance, to this job, ” Psaki said.
Close Biden adviser returns to White HouseThe staffing shakeup in the press office comes as the White House is making several other personnel moves in preparation for a potential Republican takeover on Capitol Hill in the midterm elections.
One of Biden’s closest advisers, Anita Dunn, will return to the West Wing as a senior adviser, as his team also shores up the White House counsel’s office, given Republicans have promised to launch a slew of investigations if they retake the majority.
During the presidential campaign and the first several months of the Biden administration, Dunn took a leave of absence from the firm.
But given the new role at the White House, people familiar with the matter say, she is severing ties with the firm.