Joe Biden’s campaign has assigned an out woman, Karine Jean-Pierre, to be chief of staff to his running mate, putting a lesbian in one of the campaign’s most senior positions, reports LGBTQ Nation.
Shortly before announcing that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) would be his running mate in the 2020 general election, the Biden campaign announced that senior campaign advisor Karine Jean-Pierre would be the vice-presidential candidate’s chief of staff. Jean-Pierre is the first Black person to serve as chief of staff to a vice-presidential candidate.
People who have followed the 2020 Democratic primary closely may remember Jean-Pierre from a viral video of a white, male animal rights activist taking Harris’s microphone away from her during a 2019 MoveOn forum.
Jean-Pierre leapt to her feet up to grab the mic back, reports LGBTQ Nation.