(ConservativeHub.com) – Joe Biden swore in new staff appointees during a virtual ceremony on his first day in office. He warned staff members he would fire anyone caught treating another person with disrespect or talking down to anyone.
On Saturday, February 13, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed the resignation of her deputy, TJ Ducklo. Vanity Fair reported the previous day that Ducklo threatened Politico reporter Tara Palmeri as part of an effort to stop the publication of an article exposing his romantic relationship with another journalist.
Ducklo reportedly used misogynistic and derogatory language, threatening to “destroy” her if she published the story. The White House suspended him later that day for a week without pay.
WH Press Secretary Jen Psaki announces the resignation of Deputy TJ Ducklo: “We are committed to striving every day to set the standard set by the president in treating others with dignity and respect.” Note: Psaki was aware of the Palmeri harassment for 3 weeks and did nothing. pic.twitter.com/0uAEEhzTh3
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) February 14, 2021
However, Joe Concha, a political columnist for The Hill and Fox News, reported in the tweet above, indicating that that’s not the full story. According to him, the White House knew about the incident on January 12 but failed to take any action until Vanity Fair’s piece.
Ducklo was suspended from duty on February 12, and he later announced his resignation the following day.
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