Jean-Pierre, the first black and gay spokeswoman for the White House


She is 44 years old, was born on the French Caribbean island of Martinique, is the daughter of Haitian immigrants and replaces Jen Psaki.

Carin Jean-Pierre addresses the press as the new spokesperson at the White House.
Carin Jean-Pierre addresses the press as the new spokesperson at the White House.Michael ReynoldsEFE
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Karine Jean-Pierre Became the first black person to be nominated and the first openly gay woman White House Spokespersona position that would make him the face and voice of the defending US President’s policies, Joe Biden,

His appointment is a reflection of the diversity of the US government, where the vice president is named after him. Kamala HarrisShe broke her own glass ceiling by becoming the first African American and the first Indian or Asian American to hold that position.

jean pier44 years of age, to replace current spokesperson, jane sakiWho is due to leave the White House on May 13.

Born on the French Caribbean island of Martinique and the daughter of Haitian immigrants, jean pier Has acted as “number two” of saki Biden took over as president in January 2021 and has been in charge on several occasions answer the questions of journalists in daily press conferences.

“It’s an honor to be here”

He first got up to lecture in May last year and then, he had already made history first black woman in three decades to preside over the busy press conferences of white House.

“It’s really an honor to be here today. I value this historic moment, I really do,” he began. Jean Pierre. He has also pointed out that, despite appreciating the historical significance of his intervention, Press Room Of Rashtrapati Bhavan, it had to be demolished.

“I think being in this lecture, being in this room, being in this building, it’s not about one person. It’s something that we do. from the American people“, ha aadido.

Before her, only one other African-American woman had been able to stand behind a White House press lecture: Judy Smith, Deputy Press Secretary to the then Republican President George HW Bush (1989–1993) and it inspired the character of Olivia Pope in the political television series “Scandal”.

An “extraordinary” woman with a great sense of humor

jean pier seemed for a long time as a possible alternative to sakiwho had already made clear his intention to step down almost a year after assuming office.

In a message on Twitter, saki described her partner as an “extraordinary woman”, “passionate” and “intelligent” with strong moral principles and a great sense of humour, which makes her not only a great professional But also a great mother (she has a daughter) and a great person.

“I can’t wait to see her shine as she brings her style, shine and grace to the stage,” he added. Saki.

This is a statement Biden He is also full of admiration for Jean-Pierre, who was his advisor when he served as vice president in the government. Barack Obama (2009-2017).

The president called Jean-Pierre by his given name, Carine, and believed he had the “experience”, “talent” and “integrity” that are necessary for such a difficult job.

jean pier Has experience in the public and private sectors and has participated in several presidential campaigns, including Obama in 2008 and 2012, as well as Biden in 2020.

I defended Kamala Harris from a protester

However, before reaching the campaign of BidenWorked for Progressive platform MoveOne in 2019, which then demanded the removal of the then President from the White House Donald Trump (2017-2021).

A well-known anecdote from the time is that Jean-Pierre, as Director of Public Affairs of Moovon, organized a debate to which he invited harris And in which he clashed with a protester.

Notably, unexpectedly, an animal rights activist took to the stage and pounced harris To remove the microphone, before jean pier He intervened by placing his body between the then senator and the demonstrator, who was much taller than him.

“It was a moment when I was scared, but all I could think about was acting,” he later reflected. jean pier In an interview on MSNBC.

jean pierAt the time, I thought maybe the man who came on stage was a white supremacist who wanted to harm harrisThen the only African-American woman to compete in the Democratic primary for the Presidency, a race she won Biden,

“And I told myself, no, it’s not going to happen today,” he said. Jean-Pierre is missing Happened.

The new spokesperson has also served as the political analyst for NBC and MSNBC Networkand as an advocate for women’s reproductive rights for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

jean pier take office at a time when abortion rights in America are at risk and when Biden Facing an invasion not seen in decades, while at the same time trying to deal with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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