The Strategist

Biden staffs his communication team by women only

11/30/2020 - 04:46

For the first time in U.S. history, the White House communications team will consist of only women, Joseph Biden announced. He has appointed Jen Psaki, a former State Department spokeswoman, as his spokesperson.

Gage Skidmore
Gage Skidmore
Biden announced the planned appointment of former State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki as White House spokesperson, Reuters reports. He has chosen campaign spokesman Kate Bedingfield as White House Communications Director. 

According to Biden, it will be "the first White House communications team consisting exclusively of women".  Appointed as Biden's spokeswoman, Jen Psaki served as President Barack Obama's spokeswoman from 2011 to 2013, and as the State Department spokeswoman from 2013 to 2015; later - as White House Communications Director until 2017. 

In addition to Psaki and Bedingfield, Symone Sanders, senior advisor to the elected team, will also be responsible for White House communications - she will be the spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris; Elizabeth Alexander, former spokesperson for Biden during his Vice-Presidency, will be communications director for First Lady Jill Biden. 

The US Presidential Elections were held on 3 November. A panel of electors will decide on the final winner of the election race by voting on 14 December. The U.S. press estimated that Democrat candidate Joe Biden received 306 votes in the November 3 election, while the incumbent Republican President, Donald Trump, received 232 votes with the required 270 votes. Trump did not concede defeat, but ordered the start of measures necessary for the transition to a new presidential administration and said he would leave the White House if the voters "made a mistake" and voted for Biden.