(DCWatchdog.com) – BREAKING NOW: President Joe Biden’s White House chief of staff, Ron Klain, reportedly plans to resign in the coming weeks.
According to a report in the New York Times, Klain has been privately telling colleagues of his plans to leave since the midterm elections in November. He has served as President Biden’s chief of staff for the past two years.
It is not yet clear if a successor has been chosen to replace Klain or when he plans to announce his departure officially. However, more information is expected to be released after next month’s State of the Union address.
Klain’s tenure as chief of staff has not been without controversy.
He was found to have violated the Hatch Act’s restrictions on political solicitation and misuse of authority by retweeting a post that encouraged people to buy merchandise from a partisan Democratic group.
His resignation comes at a time when President Biden is facing investigations into classified documents found at the Washington, D.C. office of the Penn Biden Center and his residence in Wilmington, Delaware.
In contrast, Vice President Kamala Harris has seen 25 staff members depart during the first two years of her tenure.
This includes the high-profile resignation of Meghan Groob, Harris’ chief speechwriter, who resigned in July 2022 after spending less than four months in the position.
The departure of Ron Klain marks a high-profile exit for President Biden’s administration. Still, it remains to be seen how it will impact the President’s agenda and how his successor will shape the White House’s operations.
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Ron Klain to step down as White House chief of staff – NYT
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