Jen Psaki Leaves her White House Job to Focus on her Kids!
- Jennifer Rene Psaki left the White House to be a full-time mother.
- The mother of two believes that spending time with her kids is far more important than her job.
- The political advisor has two children aged 6 and 4.
Jen Psaki prioritizes kids over her job
Jennifer Rene Psaki, American political advisor, and White House Press Secretary have an interesting reason to leave her dream job; her two young children.
In an interview given to a channel, Psaki revealed:
“I’m leaving because I have a four-year-old and a six-year-old. They’re the most important people in my life. And my husband, of course, and I always knew that having worked in the White House before, that this was not a job I could do forever.”
Saying motherhood is bigger than anything, she continued:
“It is a huge honor to do it, no matter where you are in your life. But I don’t want to miss things with my kids and I don’t want to miss moments or soccer practices or ballet recitals or anything.”
President Biden is supportive of her decision as he insisted in his 2014 memo emphasizing work-life balance.
Jen Psaki’s marriage and career
Jen Psaki married Gregory Mecher, a Democratic political aide in 2010. Mercer reportedly has been chief of staff for former Reps. Steve Driehaus and Joe Kennedy III.
The couple first met at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2006. They have two daughters together.
Jen who has been with Mercer for over 11 years has only good things to say about him. She told:
“He is so secure in his own skin with who he is.”
Psaki has had a long successful career as a political advisor at the White House since her arrival in 2001. The daughter of James Psaki first worked on the re-election campaigns of Iowa Democrats Tom Harkin for the Senate and Tom Vilsack for governor. She has also worked as the deputy press secretary for John Kerry’s presidential campaign in 2004.
On December 19, 2009, Psaki was promoted to Deputy Communications Director from which she later resigned on September 22, 2011, to work as senior vice president and managing director at the Washington, D.C. office of public relations company Global Strategy Group.