The White House has witnessed an unusually high turnover during President Joe Biden’s term, with recent reports shedding light on significant changes within First Lady Jill Biden’s office.
According to the Daily Mail, a key aide resigned after breaching security protocols by escorting unauthorized individuals to the secure floor of the hotel where President Biden was staying. Michael LaRosa, openly gay, had joined the Bidens during their trip to the NATO Summit in Spain in June 2022. A senior White House staff member disclosed that LaRosa had violated security measures twice by bringing unauthorized individuals to his hotel room on a secure floor.
An additional departure from Jill Biden’s office includes Elizabeth Alexander, the communications director, who has taken a leave of absence to lead the “messaging arm” of President Biden’s 2024 re-election campaign. This move reflects the ongoing shaping of Biden’s campaign, with only two staff hires announced on the first day.