first out member of the LGBTQ+ community to be White House press secretary. She is also the first Black person in the job. Previously principal deputy press secretary, she succeeds Jen Psaki, who left to join MSNBC.
She had filled in for Psaki at the daily briefing before, but Monday marked her first appearance in her new post.“Before we start the briefing, I want to take a moment to recognize the lives lost and forever changed in Buffalo,” she said.Ten people, most of them Black, were killed in the attack at the Tops supermarket.
The accused gunman is Payton S. Gendron, an 18-year-old white man who is believed to be the author of a racist screed posted to the online message board 4Chan.