The news came out last week that White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, may be leaving for a job at MSNBC. The woman had formerly worked at CNN. She appears to be leaving Biden for a job on the other network’s streaming service.
Psaki has long been criticized for her lack of transparency as White House Spox. She often dodged tough questions by “circling back” to them later (she never did). And she overstepped her bounds several times by getting into partisan battles with lawmakers (even other Democrats).
Now, she is facing an ethical charge—by members of the media.
From The Hill:
No one is saying that Psaki going back into cable news is wrong…
But Psaki should not stay on as White House press secretary one moment longer if she’s planning to go to a news organization that covers the administration. And several members of the White House press corps, to their credit, held Psaki’s feet to the fire on Friday when news broke of her plan to join the liberal network in May…
O’Keefe correctly followed: “Just because this has been raised by our colleagues, by people who are observing this process, is it ethical for you to continue to be conducting this job while negotiating with a media outlet?”
And now, even the DCCC is plugging Psaki’s move to MSNBC, so people are demanding she resigns immediately.