President Joe Biden’s administration is in turmoil as his policies cause suffering in America. The people in charge of crafting the messaging are leaving in droves.
Two people on the president’s communications team are leaving their jobs, Fox News reported. This comes on the heels of other departures, including former White House press secretary Jen Psaki and just ahead of the midterm elections.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre announced the personnel changes Tuesday. “On a sad note, our dear friend and colleague Michael Gwin will be leaving us for Treasury, where he will serve as deputy assistant secretary for public affairs,” Jean-Pierre told reporters of the White House rapid response director’s exit.
“Gwin has served as the White House director of rapid response for the past 16 months, responding to the most challenging and difficult issues imaginable,” Jean-Pierre said. “Yet amid these often emotionally wrenching stories, Gwin’s poise and moral clarity are unfailing, and his willingness and ability to step up has made him an indispensable member of the team.”
The press secretary also announced White House press assistant Michael Kikukawa was leaving to join the U.S. treasury department. “Michael, better known here to all of you, to all of us, as Kiku, has served not just as a press assistant, but as the strong engine and reliable engine at the press shop,” Jean-Pierre said. “His relentless work ethic and dedication to the mission of this team have been second to none.”
Last month, Psaki left for a job at MSNBC, allowing Jean-Pierre to take over. However, last week marked two more departures from the administration.
Assistant press secretary Vedant Patel left to serve in the State Department as principal deputy spokesperson. Amanda Finney, chief of staff for the press office, also announced she would be leaving to take the role of senior communications at the Energy Department.
The president’s poll numbers have plummeted in the wake of his many failures on many fronts. These departures prove that even those in his administration know it’s a sinking ship — and they’re not about to go down with their captain.