G. McConway
March 9, 2023

Ned Price Stepping Down as State Department Spokesperson

One of the more "present" spokespeople in the administration is looking to step away from the limelight and hide in the shadows.

State Department spokesman Ned Price will be leaving a role he has held since the first day of this administration.

He will reportedly be taking a more behind-the-scenes role to work directly with Secretary Blinken, reports Politico.

Time to Go

Price, as we noted above, has been the face of the State Department from the outset.

It would appear that while he still wants to fight the good fight, he has had it with being on the front lines and fielding the questions.

We have had some rather interesting developments over the last few months in terms of State, and Price's press pool is not exactly as kind and understanding as the members that sit in the White House briefing room.

There are three or four reporters in State pool that are relentless and have had no problems calling out Price on the administration's lies during a presser. In fact, Price sort of lost it during one recent presser and was forced to issue an apology.

I have no doubt that played a part in his decision to step away from the dais and work more behind the scenes.

In announcing the role change, Secretary of State Blinken stated, "Ned's firm grasp of the policies underlying our messaging made him that much more effective in his role.

"On a personal level, I have constantly benefited from his counsel, as have so many members of the Department. Fortunately, I'll be able to continue to do that, as Ned will continue to serve at State, working directly for me," reports Fox News.

This administration has struggled in the communications department, but Price was one of the better ones.

It will be interesting to see who the administration moves into this role because it is definitely not for the faint of heart.

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