White House Deputy Press Secretary TJ Ducklo Resigns After Threatening to “Destroy” Female Reporter

 

White House Deputy Secretary TJ Ducklo resigned on Saturday after it was revealed he threatened to “destroy” a female reporter for pursuing a story he wanted kept private.

Ducklo became angry when he found out that Politico reporter Jennifer Palmieri was pursuing a story about his romantic relationship with an Axios reporter and he threatened to “destroy” her and “ruin her reputation” in a series of phone calls.

Joe Biden allowed Ducklo to keep his job after he threatened a female reporter despite promising to fire people on the spot if they were disrespectful.

Ducklo was placed on a one-week suspension without pay, however on Saturday he announced that he had ‘resigned’ his position.

In a statement posted to his Twitter account, Ducklo said he is “devastated” to have “embarrassed” and disappointed his White House colleagues and Joe Biden.

“After a discussion with White House communications leadership tonight, I resigned my position and will not be returning from administrative leave,” he said.

“I know this was terrible,” Ducklo said. “I know I can’t take it back. But I also know I can learn from it and do better. This incident is not representative of who I am as a person, and I will be determined to earn back the trust of everyone I have let down because of my intolerable actions.”

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