The Chief of Staff of the Interior Department is REMOVED after scheduling an indoor party

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Interior Department Chief of Staff has been REMOVED after attempting to hold indoor party for 50 to celebrate Secretary Deb Haaland’s inauguration

  • The White House removed the Chief of Staff of the Interior after attempting to hold an indoor party for 50 to celebrate Secretary Deb Haaland’s inauguration
  • Politico reported on Thursday that Jennifer Van der Heide would transition from the role of chief of staff to that of senior advisor
  • A source said ‘the party was the thing that broke the camel’s back’ even though the job change was already in the works
  • Van der Heide had been told by a White House official to stop planning parties, but she went ahead and asked for catering estimates.
  • Once the Office of Cabinet Affairs got wind of the party, it was ordered to close the party before any invitations could be sent
  • The Biden administration has tried to contrast with the Trump administration, which hosted at least one superspreader event at the White House

The White House removed the Chief of Staff from the Interior Department after attempting to hold an indoor party of 50 to celebrate Secretary Deb Haaland’s inauguration.

Politico reported this on Thursday that Jennifer Van der Heide would transition from the role of chief of staff to that of senior adviser after trying to organize an event at the Home Office library that contradicted the administration’s COVID-19 health message pushed.

A source of the Biden administration said that “the party was the thing that broke the camel’s back,” as it showed her “last judgment error,” even though the job change was already in the works.

The Chief of Staff of the Interior Department was removed and transferred after she attempted to hold an indoor party of 50 to mark the confirmation of Home Secretary Deb Haaland (pictured).  Haaland is the first Native American to hold a cabinet post

The Chief of Staff of the Interior Department was removed and transferred after she attempted to hold an indoor party of 50 to mark the confirmation of Home Secretary Deb Haaland (pictured). Haaland is the first Native American to hold a cabinet post

The party was to take place indoors, at the Interior Ministry library, and 50 attendees were expected.  Local COVID-19 regulations in Washington, DC still limit indoor meetings to 10 people

The party was to take place indoors, at the Interior Ministry library, and 50 attendees were expected.  Local COVID-19 regulations in Washington, DC still limit indoor meetings to 10 people

The party was to take place indoors, at the Interior Ministry library, and 50 attendees were expected. Local COVID-19 regulations in Washington, DC still limit indoor meetings to 10 people

Politico reported on Thursday that Jennifer Van der Heide would transfer from Chief of Staff of the Interior to a senior advisor

Politico reported on Thursday that Jennifer Van der Heide would be moving from the Chief of Staff of the Interior to a senior adviser

Politico reported on Thursday that Jennifer Van der Heide would transfer from Chief of Staff of the Interior to a senior advisor

A White House official echoed that point to Politico, while another official said other unspecified issues led to the move.

Van der Heide had been told by a White House official to stop planning parties, but she went ahead and asked for catering estimates at least for New Mexican-style food, a source told Politico.

The Office of Cabinet Affairs got wind of the party and ordered it closed before the invitations went out.

Local restrictions in Washington, DC limit indoor meetings to 10 people.

Senior officials feared the Southwestern-themed party would turn into a superspreader event.

President Joe Biden has tried to contrast his actions with those of former President Donald Trump, who joked about wearing masks and hosted large-scale maskless events and gatherings, including a Rose Garden event to introduce Amy Coney Barrett to what is the source of a number of COVID-19 infections.

Before being sworn in as Secretary of the Interior, Haaland served on the Congress of the State of New Mexico.

She was one of two Native American women to serve first in Congress in 2018 and is now the first Native American woman to serve in a presidential cabinet.

Van der Heide had been the congressman’s chief of staff before moving to the Home Office on January 20.

Politico reported that Lawrence Roberts, who headed President Barack Obama’s Bureau of Indian Affairs at the end of that administration, would slide into the position of chief of staff of the Interior Department.

“Jennifer van der Heide is an invaluable member of the Biden administration and in charge of the Home Office,” White House spokesman Vedant Patel told Politico. She will continue to serve in the administration and Secretary Haaland as a Senior Counselor within the department. Larry Roberts, who previously served under President Obama and has extensive knowledge of the Interior Department, will assume the role of chief of staff. ‘

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