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Senior Biden adviser Cedric Richmond will leave the White House to work for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) next month, Fox News has confirmed.
Richmond served as director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, and also as senior adviser to President Biden. He will take an advisory role at DNC from May, a Biden adviser told Fox News.
“I am thrilled that the President has entrusted me with helping to strengthen the robust work already being done in the DNC to ensure that Democrats increase their majority in Parliament and the Senate, and increase the number of Democratic governors in state capitals around the world. the country, “Richmond said in a Tuesday statement.
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Richmond’s departure comes a day after reports that he criticized the rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y. and her colleagues in “teams” as “fucking idiots” after the 2020 election.
New York Times reporters Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin reported on Richmond’s comments in their new book on the 2020 election, due out next Tuesday. Excerpts obtained by Fox Digital on Monday say Richmond was among the top critics in Biden’s circuit of the Democratic Party’s progressive wing.
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Richmond previously served as a Democratic rep. from Louisiana, and it was on a phone call with an ally in Louisiana that he reportedly made the heartbreaking remarks about Cortez and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.
Democrats have long quarreled over how to interpret the results of the 2020 election for several months. Biden and many of his allies criticized the party’s radical left, saying the “Defund the Police” movement and pro-socialism language “knocked the living hell” out of Democrats on election day.