President-elect Joe Biden announces all-female senior press team

Biden announces all-female senior press team
Jen Psaki will take the role of press secretary under the Biden administration. Source: Getty Images
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Daily US Times: Joe Biden has appointed an all-female senior press team, in what the US President-elect’s office claims is a first in the country’s history.

The press team will be led by Kate Bedingfield, former deputy campaign communications director for the Democrat.

Jen Psaki, will be press secretary. She was President Barack Obama’s White House communications director,

The President-elect has promised to build a diverse administration that reflects the country.

In a statemement, Joe Biden said: “I am proud to announce today the first senior White House communications team comprised entirely of women.”

“These qualified, experienced communicators bring diverse perspectives to their work and a shared commitment to building this country back better.”

The two top press aides to Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris will be Ashley Etienne and Symone Sanders.

Unlike cabinet positions, the press team does not require the confirmation of the Senate.

Following his election win, Joe Biden has been unveiling his first choices for top cabinet positions.

He said last week that his selection is “a team that reflects the fact that America is back”. Mr Biden added that his team would keep the country “safe and secure” while leading the world.

Mr Biden sustained hairline fractures in his “mid-foot” on Sunday after he slipped while playing with his dog Major.

Dr Kevin O’Connor, his physician, said in a statement that it is likely Mr Biden will be required to wear a walking boot “for several weeks”.

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