US President's spokeswoman Jen Psaki

According to Biden, Jean-Pierre, who served as deputy spokeswoman in the current administration, brings “the experience, talent and integrity needed for this demanding job.”

“She will be the first black woman and the first open LGBTQ + person to serve as a White House spokesperson,” said outgoing spokeswoman Psaki.

“Representation matters and she gives a voice to many people, but she also makes many dream of what is really possible,” she added.

Jean-Pierre has previously served President Barack Obama’s administration, worked as a political analyst for NBC and MSNBC, and headed the public relations department at the liberal organization

Psaki has two small children to whom she wants to care more. Earlier in her tenure as president, she said she intended to hold office for about a year.

Biden thanked Psaki for her work and noted that she had set a “standard for restoring decency and respect” in the White House press room.


“I just want to thank you for raising the bar, communicating with the American people directly and truthfully, while maintaining a sense of humor,” the president said.

“Thank you Jen for her service to the country and I wish her all the best,” he added.

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