The Biden-Harris Administration has allegedly lost two staff members who were instrumental in Biden’s election campaign.
Fox News reported that Trey Baker, Biden’s top White House advisor for public engagement, is leaving for the public sector, while Stephen Goepfert, his Special Assistant and Personal Aide, is leaving for a Transportation Department position.
Goepfert leaves the White House formally on Friday, and Baker is scheduled to leave the following Monday.
Since the beginning of Biden’s stint in office, Goepfert has been a constant presence at his side, preparing podiums and speech notes and aiding the aged Democrat constantly.
During the COVID-19 lockdown, during which access to the 79-year-old was severely restricted, Goepfert was typically the sole assistant there to arrange up Zoom conversations and other activities for Biden. Goepfert was the first openly homosexual person to hold the position, which may have contributed to his nomination. The Independent reported that Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated, “Representation counts, and that is extremely essential to [Biden].”
“From the campaign to the White House, Stephen Goepfert has been by my side,” Biden said in a statement, via Fox News.
“In moments big, small and extraordinary, he’s been a trusted and loyal confidant who everyone counts on and who always delivers.”
“Jill and I will miss Stephen, but we’re proud that he will continue to serve the American people in his new role in the Biden-Harris administration as he continues his career in public service,” he continued.
Baker has functioned as a bridge between the civil rights activist base of black Democrats and an administration with a tarnished reputation within the activist community. Fox News said that Black Lives Matter organizers accused Biden of neglecting them in 2020. Black Lives Matter Global Network said in an email to supporters, “It is disrespectful to our movement for the newly elected government (which campaigned on racial justice) to disregard our continued request to meet with them and deny us a seat at the table.”
In a phone interview with Bloomberg, MSNBC host Al Sharpton revealed that Barker “had to deal with some hot potatoes” in reference to the Black Lives Matter protests that happened during the 2020 presidential election.
Today, @Trey_Baker joined @power88vegas' “Like It Is” radio show and discussed @JoeBiden’s progressive accomplishments: “Progressiveness is about getting things done and Joe Biden has shown an ability to get things done throughout his career and his history.” pic.twitter.com/HzxYtGTRN2
— Joe for Nevada (@JoeForNV) January 25, 2020
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“Trey was the real connection between civil-rights leadership, the White House and the campaign,” Sharpton explained.
He went on to emphasize that Baker served as a communications conduit between the Biden White House and the black community during later moments of increased tension, such as the trials of Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of murdering George Floyd, as well as the McMichael trial for the murder of Ahmed Arbery. CONTINUE READING…