Sep 18, 2017

Pence picks Freedom Caucus spokeswoman as press secretary

Vice President Pence whispers to President Trump during a meeting with Kuwaiti officials. Photo: Evan Vucci / AP

Alyssa Farah, the spokesperson and a senior advisor for the conservative House Freedom Caucus, has been tapped as Vice President Mike Pence's new press secretary, Axios can confirm. The news was first reported by Politico.

  • One big thing: Farah's move gives the Trump administration a direct line of communication to one of the more obstinate wings of the GOP, just as the Freedom Caucus looks set to put up a fight over tax reform.
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