TJ Ducklo: Biden aide quits over ‘abhorrent’ languageon February 14, 2021 at 1:39 am

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TJ Ducklo allegedly threatened to “destroy” a female reporter asking questions about his private life.

White House duty press secretary TJ Ducklo sits in the White House press briefing room on 9 February 2021

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White House deputy press secretary TJ Ducklo has resigned, a day after being suspended without pay for allegedly threatening a female reporter.

Mr Ducklo had reportedly said he would “destroy” Politico journalist Tara Palmeri who was asking questions about his private life.

In a statement on Saturday, Mr Ducklo said his language had been “abhorrent”.

President Joe Biden has vowed to fire anyone in his administration who treats “another colleague with disrespect”.

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