Who Is Biden’s New Press Secretary?

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Here’s what we know about her…

On Thursday (May 5), the White House announced that Karine Jean-Pierre would be replacing Jen Psaki as White House press secretary.

Jean-Pierre, who currently holds the position of principal deputy press secretary, will assume the position on May 13, when she will become the first Black woman and openly gay person to hold the role.

In a statement, President Biden said, “Karine not only brings the experience, talent and integrity needed for this difficult job, but she will continue to lead the way in communication about the work of the Biden-Harris Administration on behalf of the American people.”

Biden then went on to praise Psaki, stating, “Jen Psaki has set the standard for returning decency, respect and decorum to the White House Briefing Room,” adding, “I want to say thank you to Jen for raising the bar, communicating directly and truthfully to the American people, and keeping her sense of humor while doing so.”

Taking to Twitter, Jean-Pierre thanked Biden for the “true honor,” stating that she looks “forward to serving this Administration and the American people. I have big shoes to fill.”

Psaki who is stepping down from the role is expected to be leaving for a job at MSNBC, although this hasn’t been confirmed.