Psaki heckled throughout WH send-off
Jen Psaki’s final White House press briefing featured tearful goodbyes, a handful of guests, and repeated heckling from a reporter in the room.
Psaki, who also served as communications director in the Obama White House, is leaving the Biden administration after over 15 months, which saw her brief reporters 224 times in the White House’s James Brady Press Briefing Room or aboard Air Force One. She is expected to join NBC News in the fall.
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She was joined Friday by Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas and Detroit Police Chief James White, and she kicked off the hour by joking that it wouldn’t be a Friday briefing “without a few guests.”
After White’s and Lucas’s remarks, Psaki read off a litany of “toppers” regarding President Joe Biden’s schedule and a variety of administration announcements before directly addressing her departure.
“I wanted to start with a series of thank yous, and I promised myself I wasn’t going to get emotional,” …