Senior adviser to President Joe Biden and director of the White House Office of Public Engagement Cedric Richmond has tendered his resignation.
According to a report by The Washington Examiner, the former White House staffer is believed to be taking a position consulting for the Democratic National Committee as they ramp up their efforts for the midterm elections.
“Richmond represented Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District prior to joining the administration and served as the chairman of Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign. DNC officials did not confirm whether Richmond plans to take a job with the committee,” the Examiner reported.
While working at the White House Richmond was known to have created relationships with both Republicans and Democrats and served as one of the president’s top legislative negotiators.
Richmond helped the Biden Administration obtain commitments from both sides of the political isle on the American Rescue Plan and infrastructure law.
As I conclude my last day as Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, I want to extend my utmost thanks and gratitude to the American people we serve for your support and for continuously working with us. pic.twitter.com/3ZtqoLVcyK
— Cedric Richmond (@Richmond46) May 18, 2022
“Though his planned departure had previously been reported, Richmond announced on Twitter that his last day at the White House would be on Wednesday,” according to the Examiner. “He will likely be succeeded in the Office of Public Engagement by the current deputy director, Adrian Saenz.”
White House representatives didn’t answer questions about his departure by the time of the Examiner’s reporting, however, his exit from the White House comes alongside prolific rumors about a number of senior administration staffers leaving ahead of midterms.
Climate adviser Gina McCarth has reportedly started planning to offer her resignation over rumored frustration with the administration’s lack of progress in transitioning to renewable energy sources.
This rumor began as reporters saw that last days of former White House press seretatary Jen Psaki turned over her microphone and title to her former principle deputy Karine Jean-Pierre,