Sunday, 14th July 2024

US President-elect Joe Biden announces all-female communications team

US President-elect Joe Biden has stated that an all-female senior White House communications team in what his office called a first in the country’s history.

Sunday, 7th July 2024

Washington, USA: US President-elect Joe Biden has stated that an all-female senior White House communications team in what his office called a first in the country’s history.

Amongst the named to be part of the team on Sunday was Jen Psaki who will serve as White House press secretary.

Psaki, 41, has held several senior positions, including White House communications director for previous President Barack Obama’s administration.

Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have tried to inject diversity in their appointments and nominations so far, ahead of their January 20 swearing-in.

“I am pleased to announce today the first senior White House communications unit covered entirely of women,” Biden stated.

“These fitted, experienced communicators bring diverse perspectives to their work and a shared devotion to building this nation back better.”

In extension to Psaki, six other appointments were announced including Kate Bedingfield, who was Biden’s deputy campaign manager, as White House communications director.

Bedingfield had also worked as Biden’s communications director while he was vice president.

Other appointees involve Ashley Etienne as communications director to Harris and Symone Sanders as Harris’s senior adviser and main spokesperson.

Pili Tobar was elected deputy White House communications director, and Karine Jean-Pierre will do principal deputy press secretary.

Elizabeth Alexander was named communications director to incoming First Lady Jill Biden.

Unlike most cabinet-level positions, these appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

Biden has also selected the first female head of intelligence and the first Latino chief of Homeland Security.

The president-elect has attempted to move swiftly to assemble his team, despite President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede his loss in the November 3 election and continued baseless claims about voter fraud.

Trump’s efforts to overturn the election results have been met with a series of court losses dismissing his allegations.