There has long been a pipeline between the Democratic Party and the mainstream media. That tradition continues with another exit from President Joe Biden’s administration.
Two sources close to the matter have said that White House press secretary Jen Psaki is leaving her role to take a gig at MSNBC, The Hill reported. Though Psaki has yet to confirm or deny it, her expected departure is sometime in May.
“You can’t get rid of me yet…I have nothing to confirm about my length of public service, or planned service,” Psaki said when asked about it. After returning from another battle with COVID-19, Psaki said she’s “very happy” to be back at the White House.
“My focus every day continues to be speaking on behalf of the president, answering your questions, as tough as they may be at many times, as difficult as they may be to answer at many times, and I hope that I meet my own bar of meeting everyone with fairness and being equitable,” she added. Still, rumors continue to mount about her leaving.
Sources say no contracts have been signed because of ethics rules in the White House, Axios reported. However, MSNBC’s compliance attorneys have allegedly been working on the deal.
If these reporters are indeed true, Psaki will join fellow Biden administration alum Symone Sanders who was Vice President Kamala Harris’ senior spokesperson prior to jumping ship. Sanders has her own MSNBC show and will appear on other livestreaming content.
Networks often hire from the White House, likely cashing in on their name recognition. Kayleigh McEnany, former White House press secretary under former President Donald Trump, landed at Fox News after withstanding the crucible of the leftist media.
White House press secretary is a difficult job, and Psaki has said she would like to spend more time with her young children. Wherever she ends up, Psaki will be well prepared for her no role after spending the last year lying for Biden and papering over his gaffes.