President-elect Joe Biden has named an all-female White House communications team in what his campaign is calling a first in American history. Biden released a statement saying, “I am proud to announce today the first senior White House communications team comprised entirely of women.” Adding to this, Biden states, “These qualified, experienced communicators bring diverse perspectives to their work and a shared commitment to building this country back better.”
To start with, Biden has named Jen Psaki as the next White House press secretary, the all-powerful spokesperson of the president of the United States. The position of press secretary is currently being held by Kayleigh McEnany. Psaki was former President Barack Obama’s White House communications director.
Biden also announced six other appointments including Kate Bedingfield, who until recently used to be Biden’s deputy campaign manager. Bedingfield also served as communications director when Biden was vice-president.
Ashley Etienne and Symone Sanders have been tapped as Harris’ communications director and senior adviser/chief spokesperson, respectively.
Pili Tobar has been named deputy White House communications director. Also, Karine Jean-Pierre has been named principal deputy press secretary.
As for the incoming First Lady Jill Biden’s communications director, Elizabeth Alexander will take on the new role.
These roles, unlike the cabinet-level jobs, do not require Senate confirmation.
Aside from this news, Biden has named Avril Haines as the nation’s chief spy and has named the first Latino chief of Homeland Security, a man with a rather questionable past.
So far, President-elect Biden has failed to appease the left-wing progressives of his own party. An all-female communications team is but pieces of bread crumbles compared to what these Democratic progressives wanted…one of their own in a cabinet-level position. There are positions left to be filled, but the chances of Biden and Harris placing one of them in these roles are quite slim.
Going forward, an all-female White House communications team is a remarkable feat already.