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Spicer says no more staff shake-ups after departure of senior aide Walsh

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday that no further changes are expected in the West Wing following the departure of deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh.

Walsh, a close ally of White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and a former colleague of his at the Republican National Committee, will decamp from the administration of President Donald Trump for a struggling outside political group organized to support Trump’s agenda.

The impetus for her move was the failure last week of a White House-backed bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, White House officials told POLITICO.

“It was abundantly clear we didn’t have air cover,” Priebus said. “No one can fix this problem better than Katie Walsh.”

Asked Thursday if any more staffing shakeups were expected following Walsh’s departure, Spicer replied “no.”

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