Not sure if you’ve noticed, but key people in the Biden administration are leaving Joe right before he announces he’s running in 2024.
That decision is wildly unpopular with the Democratic base.
Recently the White House announced the resignation of Kate Bedingfield, President Biden’s Communications Director. Bedingfield, a veteran of the Obama White House, served as the Vice President’s Communications Director, Deputy Campaign Manager on the 2020 presidential campaign, and Communications Director in the Biden White House since his inauguration.
Her successor, Ben LaBolt, is also a veteran of the Obama administration, having served as an adviser to the 44th President and a strategist for the communications agency Bully Pulpit Interactive. Prior to his work for the Obama-Biden campaign, LaBolt served in communications for several members of Congress, including Senator Sherrod Brown and Representative Jan Schakowsky.
“Since my time as Vice President, Kate has been a loyal and trusted adviser, through thick and thin,” President Biden said in a statement. “She was a critical strategic voice from the very first day of my presidential campaign in 2019 and has been a key part of advancing my agenda in the White House. The country is better off as a result of her hard work and I’m so grateful to her – and to her husband and two young children – for giving so much. Ben has big shoes to fill.”
Just a few days before the report, Bedingfield was leaving Biden’s most trusted adviser jumped ship.
In late January, Ron Klain – who has been with Biden since the Senate – would be stepping down.
Klain’s rumor successor was floated to be Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, but he’s stepping down too.
Walsh is stepping down from the powerful position of Labor Secretary to become the executive director of the National Hockey League Players’ Association.
In less than 30 days, that is three major resignations.
It wouldn’t be surprising to see a lot of resignations when/if Biden officially announces he’s running in 2024.
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