WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday named Karine Jean-Pierre to be the subsequent White Home press secretary, with incumbent Jen Psaki set to depart the function subsequent week.
Biden can also be bringing again longtime Democratic strategist Anita Dunn as his senior adviser. She had served within the Biden White Home final yr for a number of months after Biden was sworn into workplace.
“Karine not solely brings the expertise, expertise and integrity wanted for this tough job, however she’s going to proceed to cleared the path in speaking concerning the work of the Biden-Harris Administration on behalf of the American individuals,” Biden mentioned in a press release praising Jean-Pierre, who has served as Biden’s principal deputy press secretary since Inauguration Day.
Psaki, who leaves the White Home on Could 13, praised her successor, noting the importance of the history-making appointment.
“She would be the first black girl and the primary brazenly LGBTQ+ particular person to function the White Home Press Secretary,” Psaki mentioned. “Illustration issues and she’s going to give a voice to many, but in addition make many dream massive about what is really potential.”
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