Saturday, December 24, 2016 08:20 PM
By: Solange Reyner

Jason Miller on Saturday backed out as White House communications director, telling Politico he was doing so for family reasons.

"After spending this past week with my family, the most amount of time I have been able to spend with them since March 2015, it is clear they need to be my top priority right now and this is not the right time to start a new job as demanding as White House communications director," Miller told Politico.

"My wife and I are also excited about the arrival of our second daughter in January, and I need to put them in front of my career. I look forward to continuing to support the President-elect from outside after my work on the Transition concludes."

Miller had been given the job two days ago.

He will be replaced by former RNC communications director Sean Spicer, who was tapped as Donald Trump's White House press secretary earlier this week.

Miller was the senior communications adviser during Trump's campaign and previously worked for Sen. Ted Cruz.