WilMington, Delaware.— President-elect Joe Biden ‘s communications team will be made up of only women , the first time in American history that something like this happens.
Kate Bedinfield will be the director of communications for the White House and Jen Psaki will be Biden’s press secretary.
Neera Tandem will be director of the White House Office of Administration and Budget. All three are veterans of the Barak Obama administration. Bedingfield was director of communications for Biden when she was vice president; Psaki was a director of communications for the White House and a spokesman in the State Department; and Tanden served as an advisor to Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, and helped draft the Affordable Health Act.
“Communicating directly and truthfully with the American people is one of the most important duties of a president, and this team will be entrusted with the enormous responsibility of connecting the American people to the White House,” Biden said in a statement.
“These qualified and experienced communicators give different perspectives to their work and a shared commitment to better rebuild this country,” he added.
Karine Jean Pierre, who was chief of office of vice-president-elect Kamala Harris, will be the chief deputy press secretary of the president-elect. Jean Pierre, another former member of the Obama administration, was regional political director for the White House political affairs office.
The transition team also announced the appointment of three Biden campaign team advisers to senior communications positions. Ashley Etienne, former communications director for House President Nancy Pelosi, will be Harris Communications Director.
Symone Sanders, another adviser on Biden’s campaign team, will be Harris’s chief advisor and spokesperson. Elizabeth Alexander, who was the press secretary of the former vice president and her communications director when she was a federal Senator for Delaware, will be director of communications for Jill Biden.
The announcement was released on the same day the president-elect had to go to the hospital after hurting his foot on Saturday when he played with his dog, Major.
After doing a clinical examination, Dr. Kevin O’Connor found that Biden fractured the middle of his foot. Specifically, “in the cuneiform and intermediate bones,” he reported in a statement. Therefore, you will need to wear an orthopedic boot in the next few weeks. The outgoing president, Donald Trump, wished him via Twitter a “speedy recovery.”