President Joe Biden’s communications director Kate Bedingfield is stepping down from her position at the White House later this month, reports Fox News.
An aide told Fox that Bedingfield will be a “critical player in moving the Biden agenda forward from the outside.”
The aide noted that Bedingfield will help support the Biden administration in the coming months. Bedingfield will step down to spend more time with her children and husband, who is also a veteran of the Biden administration and campaign.
“Without Kate Bedingfield’s talent and tenacity, Donald Trump might still be in the White House, the Rescue Plan and the Infrastructure Law might still be unrealized goals, and Kentaji Brown Jackson might not be sitting on the Supreme Court,: said White House chief of staff Ron Klain. “She has played a huge role in everything the president has achieved – from his second term as vice president, through the campaign, and since coming to the White House.”
“Her strategic acumen, intense devotion to the president’s agenda, and fierce work on his behalf are unmatched,” Klain said.
He added: “She will continue to remain a critical player in moving the Biden agenda forward from the outside.”
“From long before we launched the campaign, Kate Bedingfield was a fierce defender of the President and ensured that our message in 2020 and in the White House was consistent with his voice and principles,” said White House Senior Adviser Anita Dunn. “Her leadership helped us tell the story about the fight Joe Biden is making for the working families of America.”