Psaki leaves and the first black and gay woman arrives as White House spokesperson: Psaki leaves and the first black and gay woman arrives as White House spokesperson | International

This Friday May 13 It’s Jen Pskai’s last day as White House spokeswoman, after nearly 14 months in the most visible role of Joe Biden’s presidency. Now it will be occupied by the first black and openly gay woman in the political history of Washington DC.

The public face of the White House, who for more than a year answered the intimidating questions of journalists from the most recognized networks in the United States, will leave the lectern that remains next to the Oval Room, the office of President Biden to start a new position as an anchor on MSNBC.

Jen Psaki, 43, always said that she did not expect to hold this position for more than a year, she assured that she is leaving it to take care of her family, but He assured that he also leaves him because of the countless threats that have arrived at the door of his house, with his name and that of his 4 and 6 year old children.

His successor arrives making history, it is Karine Jean-Pierre who was the deputy press secretary and will now be the spokeswoman for the White House.

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With tears Psaki said goodbye to the White House and welcomed Karine “He becomes the first black and openly gay person in the position, and that’s exciting, because representation matters.”

In a statement, President Joe Biden made official the arrival of Jean-Pierre at the White House, “Jill and I have known Karine for a long time and she will be the strong voice that speaks for me and by the Administration,” Biden said.

Jean-Pierre, 47, is native of Martinique, the French Caribbean island, of immigrant parents from Haiti and raised in the suburbs of New York. She is also a Columbia University graduate, was in Biden’s presidential campaign, was Kamal Harris’ chief of staff, and was part of former President Barack Obama’s election and re-election.

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