Joe Biden names all-female White House communication team for the first time in US history

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As part of the count down to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on January 20, Joe Biden and Vice President-elect, Kamala Harris has sought to inject diversity in their appointments and nominations so far, as they have announced an all-female senior White House communications team, a first in the country’s history.

Among those named to be part of the communications team on Sunday was 41-year-old Jen Psaki who will serve as White House press secretary.

She was communications director for former President Barack Obama’s administration.

Also, six other appointments were announced including, Ashley Etienne as communications director for Harris, Symone Sanders as Harris’s senior adviser, and chief spokesperson. Kate Bedingfield, who was Biden’s deputy campaign manager was also announced as White House communications director.

Karine Jean-Pierre will be principal deputy press secretary while Pili Tobar was named deputy White House communications director.

Other women who also got new appointments in the Biden, Harris administration include Elizabeth Alexander who was named communications director for incoming First Lady Jill Biden.

 

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

“I am proud to announce today the first senior White House communications team comprised entirely of women,” Biden said in a statement on Sunday, November 29

“These qualified, experienced communicators bring diverse perspectives to their work and a shared commitment to building this country back better.”

These appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

The President-elect is not leaving any stone unturned in ensuring that his incoming administration starts off on a good footing. This is he doing in spite of President Trump’s continued baseless claims of electoral frauds and his frequent rantings on Twitter. A president who has refused to accept the outcome of the November 3 election or concede defeat.

Whether he concedes or not is not an issue to the American people as Joe Biden will be sworn-in as the 46th President of the United State come January 20, 2021.