Jen “Circle Back” Psaki is officially leaving the Biden administration on May 13, the White House announced Thursday.
The controversial longtime press secretary will be replaced by Karine Jean-Pierre, according to reports.
Jen Psaki officially leaving
Throughout her time at the briefing room podium, Psaki became known for defending the Biden regime from criticism with often preposterous talking points.
Her snarky, dismissive delivery was well-received by Biden’s liberal base but alienated many other Americans who came to see Psaki as the face of an administration out of touch with the concerns of the middle class, like record gas prices and rising crime.
That aloof attitude was again on display Thursday as Psaki, on the verge of tears, touted her replacement’s hiring as proof of the Biden regime’s commitment to diversity. Jean-Pierre is a black lesbian of Haitian descent.
“Representation matters. She will give a voice to so many, and show so many what is truly possible when you work hard and dream big. And that matters. And we should celebrate that,” Psaki said.
Like Psaki, Jean-Pierre has worked on both of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns and worked in his administration. She is also the former chief of staff for Kamala Harris’s failed 2020 campaign, a former analyst for MSNBC and NBC, and an ex-spokeswoman for the progressive group MoveOn.Org.
Biden praises Psaki for being “truthful”
Biden heaped praise on Jean-Pierre and said she would be a “strong voice” for the Biden regime.
“Jill and I have known and respected Karine a long time and she will be a strong voice speaking for me and this Administration,” Biden said.
Psaki is leaving for a cable news gig at MSNBC, where she will host her own show. Biden, who does not appear to have been joking, thanked Psaki for speaking “directly and truthfully” with the American people day after day and restoring “decency” to the briefing room.
“Jen Psaki has set the standard for returning decency, respect and decorum to the White House Briefing Room,” Biden said.
“I want to say thank you to Jen for raising the bar, communicating directly and truthfully to the American people, and keeping her sense of humor while doing so. I thank Jen her service to the country, and wish her the very best as she moves forward.”