Jen Psaki Moves to Prime Time Ahead of Election Season

( – The Biden administration mouthpiece who is perhaps best known for saying “circle back” more than any press secretary in history is moving to prime time. Jen Psaki’s promotion at MSNBC was fast-lived, with her show debuting on the cable network only seven months ago.

As former President Trump continues to rise in nationwide polls despite every indictment thrown at him, liberal outlets appear to be prepping for the 2024 election season. “Inside With Jen Psaki” is getting bumped to the 8 p.m. ET Monday slot and will be dethroning Chris Hayes. Rachel Maddow will follow the former White House official.

Outside of her placement on one of the nation’s most liberal establishment television networks, Psaki’s political leanings and professional history are well-known. In addition to answering questions from the White House Press Pool for the Biden administration, the now-anchor once served as both the Deputy Press Secretary and Deputy Communications Director in the Obama White House.

During her tenure as the Spokesperson for the State Department from 2013-2015, Psaki was famously photographed in Russia smiling and wearing a Soviet-era hammer and sickle hat while standing next to Senator John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The communist hat, so the story goes, was gifted to her.

While the timing and reasons behind Psaki’s promotion at MSNBC may seem like a very clear conflict of interest to most, the truth of the matter is that her placement on the network is hardly novel. Press gigs at the White House have led to television placements for many years and secretaries from Republican administrations are just as apt to become talking heads as their liberal counterparts.

Former President Bush contributed Dana Perino and Ari Fleischer to Fox News. All of former President Obama’s Press Secretaries ended up on the circuit, albeit at liberal outlets. Kayleigh McEnany, Sarah Sanders, and Sean Spicer of the Trump Presidency all moved on to television gigs.

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