KJP succeeds JP at the White House Press Briefings

From a story on cjr.org by Jon Allsop headlined “Continuity and change as KJP succeeds JP at the White House podium”:

YESTERDAY, KARINE JEAN-PIERRE, the new White House press secretary, stepped up to the podium thirty-five minutes later than advertised for her first official briefing since succeeding Jen Psaki. She began by reading out brief obituaries for the victims of the mass shooting in Buffalo over the weekend, then previewed President Biden’s hosting of a delegation from Greece and laid out administration priorities around housing and infrastructure. Before taking questions, she paused to reflect on the significance of her appointment. “I am obviously acutely aware that my presence at this podium represents a few firsts—I am a Black, gay, immigrant woman, the first of all three of those to hold this position,” she said, before speaking directly to the assembled press corps. “We might not see eye to eye here in this room all the time, which is okay. That give-and-take is so incredibly healthy and it’s a part of our democracy.”