October 27, 2021

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WH Deputy Press Secretary T.J. Ducklo Resigns After Threatening Politico Reporter

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WH Deputy Press Secretary T.J. Ducklo Resigns After Threatening Politico Reporter

On Friday, Vanity Fair reported that Ducklo had threatened Politico reporter Tara Palmeri.

Palmeri was working on a story about his romantic relationship with another reporter.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that Ducklo has apologized to Palmeri, and said that he had been suspended for one week without pay.

The day after he was suspended for issuing a sexist and profane threat to a journalist seeking to cover his relationship with another reporter, Ducklo resigned.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced the move in a statement Saturday, and said Ducklo’s decision came with the support of White House chief of staff Ron Klain.

“We are committed to striving every day to meet the standard set by the President in treating others with dignity and respect, with civility and with a value for others through our words and our actions,” Psaki said.

It’s the first departure from the new White House, less than a month into President Joe Biden’s tenure.

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