After leaving the White House, Catherine Bedingfield
White House communications director Kate Bedingfield is leaving the administration and is anticipated to participate in President Joseph Biden’s reelection bid in 2024.
The White House said that Bedingfield will be replaced as communications director by Ben LaBolt, a prominent Democratic communications expert who worked in the Obama White House. Moreover, LaBolt collaborated with the Biden White House in Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.
LaBolt will be the first openly homosexual communications director in the White House, according to the White House.
Bedingfield “has been a vital strategic voice from day one of my presidential campaign in 2019,” President Joseph Biden stated in a statement.
Kate has been a dependable and devoted advisor for me ever since I was vice president, says Biden.He continued, “I am extremely grateful to her – and her husband and two young children – for contributing so much. The country is better off as a consequence of her hard work.
Bedingfield initially declared that he was quitting the government last summer, but she later changed her mind and stayed in office for a few more months.
Bedingfield’s initial choice to leave the Biden White House, according to a person familiar with her thinking, had a lot to do with feeling burned out and fatigued, but she is “ready now in a way that she was last time.” to leave the White House.
It also appeared during other significant changes at the West Wing, such as the departure of former chief of staff Ron Klain this week.The White House communications director, with a dedicated office in the West Wing, is responsible for the President’s overall publicity and news strategy. As Biden nears a reelection decision, he will work to sell his accomplishments to the American people, who a majority in polls say have not accomplished much.
“Ben has big shoes to fill,” Biden said in his statement. “I look forward to welcoming him back as a world-class communicator who has consistently demonstrated his commitment to public service and who has a cutting-edge understanding of how Americans consume information.”
As the government enters its third year, other senior officials are plotting their departure. Lead economic adviser Brian Deese has announced he will be leaving soon, and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh plans to take on a post at the helm of the NHL Players’ Association. He will be the first cabinet secretary to vacate his position during the Biden administration.