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The Communications Director of the Biden White House, Kate Bedingfield, will leave her post in the coming weeks, a few months before the legislative elections are held.
White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain noted in a statement that the still head of government communications has played a huge role in the Biden Administration, both as president and when he was vice president of Barack Obama (2009-2017), as they began working together at that time.
Bedingfield’s departure is the latest in a series of changes to Biden’s communications team, just months before the November elections, in which many predict a loss of Democratic lawmakers in both houses of Congress to Republicans.
Biden recently brought veteran communications specialist Anita Dunn back to the White House to work as an advisor and promoted former Pentagon spokesman John Kirby to head of communications for the National Security Council, which oversees the administration’s foreign policy.
In addition, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki left in early May, giving way to Karine Jean-Pierre.