Biden White House aide Bedingfield to leave, latest in recent high-ranking administration exits

Bedingfield is expected to depart at the end of February, according to the White House statement. Her efforts have not gone unnoticed by the president. 

Published: February 10, 2023 12:05pm

Updated: February 10, 2023 1:47pm

White House communications director Kate Bedingfield said Friday she's leaving her post, making her the latest top Biden administration official to exit in recent days.

"Since my time as vice president, Kate has been a loyal and trusted adviser, through thick and thin," President Biden said in a statement released by the White House.

Bedingfied previously announced plans to depart in July 2022 but had a change of heart and stayed on the job, according to Politico

"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," Biden also said about Bedingfield.

He departure follows Labor Secretary Marty Walsh saying Tuesday that he'll leave his post to lead the NHL's players' union. And White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain departed Feb. 1. 

Bedingfield is expected to depart at the end of February, also according to the White House statement.

She will be replaced by former Obama administration aide Ben LaBolt, Politico also reports.

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