Former Vice President Joe Biden has revealed that his White House communications team will be entirely made up of women, Reuters reports.
Mainstream media outlets are celebrating the decision from the man whom they have dubbed “president-elect.”
Biden made the announcement in a statement on Sunday.
“I am proud to announce today the first senior White House communications team comprised entirely of women,” he said, according to Reuters. “These qualified, experienced communicators bring diverse perspectives to their work and a shared commitment to building this country back better.”
“Bring diverse perspectives”
According to Reuters, Biden said this would be the first time in our country’s history that the top communications roles will be entirely women.
But it is really not that unusual of a move. As noted in a report from Breitbart, women have featured prominently in President Donald Trump’s communications team, as well. At the moment, this includes White House Communications Director Alyssa Farah and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
Like most of the picks Biden has announced for his administration thus far, the women he has selected for his communications team almost all have deep ties to the Democratic establishment.
Jen Psaki, Biden’s pick for White House press secretary, was the spokeswoman for former President Barack Obama’s State Department, according to CNBC. Meanwhile, Elizabeth Alexander, who was Biden’s press secretary when he was vice president, will potentially be First Lady Jill Biden’s communications director.
According to CNBC, a former senior adviser to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Ashley Etienne, has been chosen to be the vice president’s communications director. Phil Tobar, who once served as the Hispanic Media Director for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), has been selected as Biden’s deputy communications director.
Other members chosen to be on Biden’s communication team were featured in his 2020 presidential campaign.
According to a report from USA Today, Kate Bedingfield, a spokesperson for Biden’s campaign, was selected to be White House communications director. Symone Sanders, a senior adviser to the Biden campaign, was chosen to be the vice president’s chief spokeswoman. And Karine Jean Pierre, another campaign adviser, was selected to be deputy White House press secretary.
President Donald Trump has still not conceded the 2020 presidential election as his legal team pursues allegations of election fraud. In the meantime, however, it’s clear that Biden isn’t wasting any time in rewarding his establishment friends with promises of jobs in the White House.