Facebook Lawyer Quits Job In Biden Administration

(FreedomBeacon.com)- One of the most powerful staffers in the Biden administration is about to depart from her position.

A recent Politico report, citing two people who are familiar with the situation, said that White House staff secretary Jessica Hertz is resigning her position. She becomes the first senior staffer at the White House to depart the administration, which will happen before the administration has been in office for 10 months.

Hertz holds one of the most powerful staffing positions at the White House. Her job handles all the flow of documents and paper that reach the desk of President Joe Biden. She is also a former lawyer for Facebook, once stationed in the social media giant’s Washington, D.C., office.

At this point, there is no word on who might replace Hertz to lead the office of staff secretary. There are eight people who work under that position.

Politico reported that both a spokesperson for the White House and Hertz herself declined to comment on the situation.

Hertz first joined the Biden administration’s transition team, becoming its general counsel back in June of 2020. She also once served as a deputy assistant to Biden’s team.

But, Hertz has a much longer working relationship with Biden. When he was vice president under Barack Obama, Hertz served as a principal deputy counsel for him.

She broke into politics in that Obama administration, serving as a counselor to Cass Sunstein, the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. She then moved on to join the Department of Justice.

She worked for Facebook’s legal team for more than two years as well. There, she served as a director and associate general counsel for the company’s regulatory affairs.

In private practice, Hertz also did a stint at the firm of Jenner & Block.

There is also no word yet on what Hertz will do professionally from here. She could be in for big things, though, as many former White House staff secretaries have grown into powerful political positions.

Harriet Miers, a former White House counsel, and current Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh both served as staff secretaries during the administration of George W. Bush.

In the Clinton administration, John Podesta, a former chief of staff for the White House, and New York Democratic Representative Sean Patrick Maloney held that same position.

Hertz’s resignation comes not long after the Facebook whistleblower testified in front of Congress last week, saying the company prioritizes profit over the mental health of their users, which includes children.

Even before Frances Haugen testified, Republicans have been pushing for reforms to social media forced by federal government laws.

Social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter have also been accused of unfairly targeting and censoring conservative viewpoints while boosting liberal ones; banning prominent conservative voices such as former President Donald Trump; and, now, being money hungry and not caring about the health and safety of children on their platforms.