Biden communications director Kate Bedingfield to step down

Her departure is the latest in a growing list of Biden communications officials

Updated: July 6, 2022 - 5:49pm

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White House communications director Kate Bedingfield is leaving her position, making her the latest in a growing list of communications officials to leave the Biden administration.

Bedingfield, a longtime Biden aide, is leaving later this month to spend more time with her family, a White House aid told Fox News

In a statement, White House chief of staff Ron Klain confirmed she will support the administration from outside of the oval office. He also applauded Bedingfield's work before Joe Biden became president.

"Without Kate Bedingfield’s talent and tenacity, Donald Trump might still be in the White House, the Rescue Plan and the Infrastructure Law might still be unrealized goals, and Kentaji [sic] Brown Jackson might not be sitting on the Supreme Court," Klain stated.

"She has played a huge role in everything the President has achieved – from his second term as Vice President, through the campaign, and since coming to the White House. Her strategic acumen, intense devotion to the President’s agenda, and fierce work on his behalf are unmatched. She will continue to remain a critical player in moving the Biden agenda forward from the outside," he said.

Her departure comes less than two months after the departure of White House press secretary Jen Psaki.

Last November, Biden communications chief Emma Riley resigned from her Oval Office position to join the Labor Department, one day after Vice President Kamala Harris' communications director quit.