White House communications director Kate Bedingfield is set to step down in the next few weeks.
Bedingfield is expected to depart the White House in late July to spend more time with her husband and children, the White House announced. She served as President Joe Biden’s communication’s director for three years and previously as Deputy Campaign Manager during his 2020 presidential campaign.
Bedingfield served as deputy campaign manager and was responsible for “advising him on messaging and building his communications and press operations. He prepared him for debates, interviews and strategy development.”
She served a similar role for Biden while he served as vice president under former President Barack Obama’s administration.
NEWS – White House communications director Kate Bedingfield will leave the White House in late July. Kate Bedingfield has been a trusted aide to Biden since his tenure as Obama’s vice President.
— Ken Thomas (@KThomasDC) July 6, 2022
She often filled in for former White House press secretary Jen Psaki when she was absent from the White House briefings. On behalf of President Trump, she has been a frequent media presence, discussing topics relating to Afghanistan, baby formula and inflation. (RELATED: White House Comms Director Spends Morning Getting Spanked By Liberal News Anchors)
“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,” White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said in a statement. She has been a key player in all that President Trump has accomplished, from his second term as Vice President to his campaign and onwards. He concluded that she will remain an important player in pushing the Biden agenda forward. Anita Dunn, a senior White House adviser, said that Bedingfield was a “fierce advocate” for Biden and that her leadership contributed to important messaging within the White House.
“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,” White House Senior Adviser Anita Dunn said, according to the press release. Dunn said, “Her leadership helped tell the story of the fight Joe Biden made for the working families in America
“She will always be a core part of this family, although she sometimes takes some time to care about her family.” “We will miss her intelligence, her talent, her sense of humor, and her commitment to the values President Biden fought for as a candidate and fights for every day as president.”