Karine Jean-Pierre is making historical past as the primary Black lady and overtly homosexual particular person to function the White Home Press Secretary.
President Joe Biden introduced Jean-Pierre’s appointment on Could 5 in a White Home assertion. She will exchange the present Press Secretary and Assistant to the President Jen Psaki, who has been within the function since November 2020. Jean-Pierre presently serves as principal deputy press secretary.
“Karine not solely brings the expertise, expertise and integrity wanted for this troublesome job, however she is going to proceed to prepared the ground in speaking concerning the work of the Biden-Harris Administration on behalf of the American folks,” Biden stated within the assertion. “Jill and I’ve identified and revered Karine a very long time and she or he will probably be a robust voice talking for me and this Administration.”