Awkward. I wonder what they’re thinking?
USA Today: White House spokesman Jay Carney resigns
President Obama said Friday that White House press secretary Jay Carney will be stepping down from his job and be replaced by deputy Josh Earnest.
“It’s been an amazing experience,” Carney said after Obama’s announcement. “Just so fulfilling.”
Carney said he will stay on until at least mid-June.
Earnest described his appointment as a “genuine honor,” and said he looks forward to pressing the president’s “important and beneficial” agenda.
In praising his outgoing press secretary, Obama described Carney as one of his best friends and said he would continue to rely on him as an outside adviser.
Obama described Earnest, his incoming spokesman, as “honest and full of integrity” and “a straight shooter.” He said Earnest’s name “describes his demeanor.”