Democrat President Joe Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Klain, will leave his post at the White House in the coming weeks, according to several news reports on Saturday.
Ron Klain, Chief of Staff to Vice President Joe Biden, is set to depart the White House soon. No specific date has been announced, but it is rumored that he will leave within the next few weeks.
This comes as a surprise to many, as Klain has been a key player in the administration since day one. He was instrumental in getting the stimulus package passed, and more recently he played a pivotal role in getting Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland confirmed.
In a statement released today, Klain said: “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve this Administration and our country.
I am proud of what we have accomplished together over the last four years, from rescuing our economy from the Great Recession to passing health care reform to protecting our environment.”
Joe Biden also released a statement saying: “Ron has been a close friend and trusted advisor for many years, dating back to our days in the Senate. I will always be grateful for his counsel and friendship, and I know that he will continue to be a valuable asset to our country in whatever capacity he serves.”
Klain’s departure will no doubt leave a big hole in the administration, but there are already rumors about who may replace him.
One name that keeps popping up is Bruce Reed, who served as Chief of Staff to Biden when he was Vice President. Another possibility is Steve Ricchetti, who served as Counselor to President Obama. Whoever ends up replacing Klain will have some big shoes to fill.
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