Biden announces first “all lady squad” for White House communications team

Joe Biden has announced his White House communication team made up entirely of women for the first time. The team was dubbed an “ALL LADY SQUAD” by Symone D. Sanders.

Jen Psaki has been selected for press secretary.

Psaki wrote on Twitter “Honored to work again for @JoeBiden, a man I worked on behalf of during the Obama-Biden Admin as he helped lead economic recovery, rebuilt our relationships with partners (turns out good practice) and injected empathy and humanity into nearly every meeting I sat in.”

Kate Bedingfield has been selected as communications director.

She wrote on Twitter:

I’m unspeakably proud to have the opportunity to serve as White House Communications Director for @joebiden . Working for him as VP and on this campaign gave me insight into what kind of capable, compassionate, clear-eyed president he will be and it will be a profound honor to 1/

be one small part of his work. It will also be an honor to work alongside the incredible women who are taking on these roles together. @symonesanders and I were battle buddies on this campaign and there’s no one I’m prouder to have been in the fight with. 2/

.@jrpsaki and I go back to our days fighting for a Dem House in 2006 (and we were in each other’s weddings, to boot!). The fantastic @k_jeanpierre and I are vets of multiple campaigns together and of course I had the honor of working on this campaign 3/

with  @ealexander332 @ashleyetienne09 and @pilitobar87 – creative, dedicated, hardworking women who are going to push our communications work in new and innovative ways. Excited and thrilled to get to work. /4

Symone Sanders, who worked for Bernie Sanders campaign has been selected for the senior adviser and chief spokeswoman for the vice president.

Sanders tweeted “Ready to serve accurately describes how I feel. Thank you Madam Vice President-elect @KamalaHarris for entrusting me with this charge. It has been the honor of my life to work for @JoeBiden & I am elated to have the opportunity to continue to that work in the PEOPLE’S HOUSE.”

In other appointments, Karine Jean-Pierre has been selected for principal deputy press secretary, and Pili Tobar has been selected for deputy White House communications director.