White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield pulled a last-minute about-face, announcing that she will stay at her current post after she was scheduled to depart the White House Friday.
Bedingfield made the announcement of her sudden change of plans in a note to colleagues Friday afternoon. She was originally scheduled to leave last Friday, but her departure was postponed for a week after President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID. Bedingfield announced her intention to leave the White House earlier this month.
NBC News White House correspondent Mike Memoli broke the story Friday. “NEW: @WHCommsDir has agreed to remain in her post,” Memoli tweeted. “@POTUS and [White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain] both had asked her to stay on and she agreed. Original plan to depart