Sean Spicer resigns as White House press secretary with Sarah Huckabee Sanders stepping in
By: Martin Hunter, Xiro Xone News July 21, 2017 Updated: 6:07 PM
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has resigned, it was announced Friday. Sarah Huckabee Sanders was named White House press secretary Friday, hours after Sean Spicer resigned from the position.
Spicer took to Twitter Friday afternoon, and said he will continue to serve as press secretary through August.
Sources say Spicer's departure was due to the decision hire Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier, as communications director.
The new press secretary is the daughter of former Arkansas governor and two-time presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.
In the last few months Spicer had step back from doing White House press briefings allowing Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to step in leaving many to believe she will be replacing Spicer.
Sanders worked for her father’s second presidential bid in the 2016 election before joining Trump’s campaign after her father dropped out.
Spicer was an ally of White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus for whom he worked when Priebus headed the Republican National Committee.