White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers will step down from her post at the end of the month amid controversy surrounding the infamous White House crashers in December, according to a Washington Post report.
The Post quoted unnamed White House officials who said Rogers, a friend of President Barack Obama from Chicago, will return to the private sector.
The 50-year-old New Orleans native came under fire after Tareq and Michaele Salahi entered the White House without invitation during Obama’s first state dinner. Although the Secret Service took much blame for the debacle, White House insiders also pointed fingers at Rogers, who is the first African American to hold the social secretary post.
However, a senior official cited in the report claims Rogers may have been stifled by her White House career, saying it was “no surprise” that she’d want to return to the private sector and that her skills were not suited to those required of a high-profile social secretary.