Karine Jean-Pierre Made Debut As White House Press Secretary

Karine Jean-Pierre held her first briefing as White House press secretary at the start of the week, observing that her ascension to the role of President Joe Biden’s chief spokesperson broke race and sexual orientation barriers.

“I am obviously acutely aware that my presence at this podium represents a few firsts,” Jean-Pierre told reporters. “I am a Black gay immigrant woman, the first of all three of those to hold this position.”

Jean-Pierre, 47, is both the first Black person and openly LGBTQ person to hold the position. The daughter of Haitian parents, she was born in Martinique and raised in New York.

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