Karine Jean-Pierre proudly announced, “I am obviously acutely aware that my presence at this podium represents a few firsts.
I am a Black, gay, immigrant woman, the first of all three of those to hold this position. I would not be here today if were not for generations of barrier-breaking people before me.
I stand on their shoulders.”“I benefit from their sacrifices, I have learned from their excellence. I am forever grateful to them.
Representation does matter, you hear us say this often in this administration, and no one understands this better than President Biden.”Watch:KJP: I’m obviously aware that my presence at this podium represents a few firsts.