The White House Communications Director, Kate Bedingfield, is leaving her position, and the announcement was marred by an unprofessional swipe by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
During a White House press briefing, Jean-Pierre took the opportunity to criticize former President Donald Trump, who had referred to Bedingfield as one of President Joe Biden’s “killers.”
Although Jean-Pierre had some kind words to say about Bedingfield’s tenure as Communications Director, she couldn’t help but take a dig at the former president.
The unprofessional behavior of the Biden administration is hardly a surprise to passionate Republican voters, who are well aware of the Democrats’ desperation to discredit Trump and his administration at every turn.
The new Communications Director, Ben LaBolt, is set to replace Bedingfield, and Jean-Pierre had nothing but praise for him. LaBolt’s appointment is historic, as he will be the first openly gay Communications Director.
But the Democrats’ obsession with identity politics is hardly a substitute for experience and competence, and passionate Republican voters are rightfully concerned about the Biden administration’s ability to prioritize the needs of the American people over their ideological agenda.
The timing of Bedingfield’s departure, along with that of White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain, is also raising eyebrows. With a special counsel investigating Biden’s handling of classified information and the administration facing renewed scrutiny from the GOP-controlled US House of Representatives, the departure of key personnel is hardly reassuring. The fact that Biden has yet to settle on a choice for his next White House chief of staff only adds to the uncertainty.
For passionate Republican voters, the unprofessional behavior of the Biden administration, their obsession with identity politics, and their lack of experience and competence are all deeply concerning. With investigations underway and renewed scrutiny from Republicans, it remains to be seen how the Biden administration will navigate these challenges.