(RoyalPatriot.com )- Cedric Richmond, a pivotal assistant to Vice President Joe Biden, will depart from his position early next month to take up a new position at the Democratic National Committee, according to an official at the White House confirmed to NBC News.
Richmond, a former congressman from New Orleans, is presently the head of the Office of Public Engagement in the White House. He served as a co-chairman of Biden’s 2020 campaign and will be the highest-ranking Biden adviser to leave his position since the president took office in January 2009.
As a senior adviser to the Democratic National Committee, Richmond will travel around the country to collect funds for the organization ahead of the November midterm elections.
DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison said that they look forward to having Cedric join his already strong team as they continue to work in close partnership with the White House and their sister committees to protect and expand our Democratic majorities.
Harrison has reportedly clashed with White House aides on many occasions since taking on his new position in January.
During his time in Congress, Richmond served as chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.
According to Richmond, the president and DNC Chair Jaime Harrison are working together to build a strong Democratic Party and deliver their message to the American people and Democratic supporters.
In a statement released Monday, Richmond said that he looks forward to working in partnership with Jaime and the talented and hardworking crew at the DNC as they head toward the midterm elections.
Reports from NBC state that Richmond is looking forward to spending more time in his hometown of New Orleans and earning more than the $180,000 pay threshold for White House employees, which is now in effect.
It’s usually all about the benjamins.