WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Joe Biden intends to appoint former Obama State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki as his White House press secretary, Biden’s transition team has announced.
On Sunday, Biden’s team announced new members of the White House staff who will serve in senior communications roles, with all females picked for his presumed communications team.
“I am proud to announce today the first senior White House communications team comprised entirely of women. These qualified, experienced communicators bring diverse perspectives to their work and a shared commitment to building this country back better”, Biden said, as quoted in his team’s Sunday release.
Biden’s communications team will be led by Kate Bedingfield, a longtime aide who served as his campaign communications director and who will now be White House Communications Director.
Jen Psaki, who previously served as the spokeswoman for the State Department during Obama’s tenure, as his White House Press Secretary on Sunday. Psaki reacted to the news on Twitter, praising Biden for his previous political efforts while serving in the Obama administration.
Honored to work again for @JoeBiden, a man I worked on behalf of during the Obama-Biden Admin as he helped lead economic recovery, rebuilt our relationships with partners (turns out good practice) and injected empathy and humanity into nearly every meeting I sat in.
— Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki) November 29, 2020
Biden’s transition team also named Symone Sanders as Kamala Harris’s spokesperson, Ashley Etienne as Harris’s communications director, Karine Jean-Pierre as Deputy Press Secretary, Pili Tobar as Deputy White House Communications Director, and Elizabeth E. Alexander as Communications Director for the First Lady.
Major US media outlets have projected Democratic nominee Joe Biden to be the winner of the 3 November presidential election.
While incumbent President Donald Trump has said he would leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for Biden, he has so far refused to concede, pledging to continue his legal fight for the legitimate results.