By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com
Published: 18:14 BST, 19 September 2019 | Updated: 18:52 BST, 19 September 2019
Vice President Mike Pence unveiled a new press secretary Thursday.
Katie Waldman previously defended the administration's controversial child-separation policy for the Homeland Security Department, and reportedly has a personal connection to Donald Trump aide Stephen Miller.
Waldman, 27, served as the deputy press secretary for Homeland Security under Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
During heated debates earlier this year, Waldman said the administration 'never had a blanket policy of separating families in custody,' but also acknowledged: 'We are saying of course separations occurred — but not at the rate of "thousands" they are claiming.'
New role: Katie Waldman, 27, takes over after the president has provided assurances that