Christina Pushaw has resigned from her position as the press secretary of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and will now work in a new position as the rapid response director for the Republican governor’s reelection campaign.
“For the last 15 months, I have been blessed to work with the most dedicated and talented public servants in the country, inspired by the Governor’s courage, leadership, and bold agenda,” Pushaw wrote in a resignation letter. “I thank Governor DeSantis, Chief of Staff James Uthmeier, and Communications Director Taryn Fenske for entrusting me with this responsibility. You gave me latitude to respond to media narratives in direct and often unconventional ways, allowing me to redefine this role for a leader whose actions speak for themselves.”
Pushaw told the Daily Wire that she will begin her new role on Monday and that it will be primarily focused on “communications and research.”
Bryan Griffin, who has been serving as DeSantis’ deputy press secretary, will be replacing Pushaw in the press secretary position.
“It has been an honor to work with and learn from @ChristinaPushaw,” Griffin tweeted4. “I look forward to serving @GovRonDeSantis and the people of Florida in this new role. Like Christina did so well, I will ensure the governor’s message is amplified and that false narratives are debunked.”
“Now, the gloves are off,” Pushaw tweeted in response to the news of her resignation breaking, telling the Daily Wire that the comment was a tongue in cheek poke at media members who she very rarely held back on when she still served as press secretary.
“Traditionally for a state employee, you don’t have a lot of latitude,” Pushaw said, according to the outlet. “But I’ve been really fortunate to have that latitude to respond, to debunk those false narratives for more than a year that I’ve been here.”
“By the way, for the past 15 months, I have really enjoyed working with the reporters who truly want to get the facts and report fairly on Florida and @GovRonDeSantis,” Pushaw tweeted. “On here I call out the bad, but there are still some good ones… and I see you.”