Biden’s chief of staff apparently wants to quit

Ron Klain

According to insiders, Klain has been in talks with colleagues about his retirement since the US midterm elections in November.

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Washington According to a report by the New York Times, US President Joe Biden’s chief of staff wants to resign after two years in office. Ron Klain will give up his post “probably in the coming weeks”, the newspaper reported on Saturday, citing government circles. There was initially no information about the successor. Biden appointed Klain chief of staff at the beginning of his tenure two years ago.

Klain, 61, is considered a longtime confidant of Biden. He had already advised Biden at the beginning of his time as Vice President under Barack Obama and was already working for the Democrats when Biden was still in the Senate. Klain played a key role in the government during the first half of Biden’s tenure.

According to information from the New York Times, Klain has been talking to colleagues about his retirement since the US midterm elections in November. In the talks, he made it clear that he was ready for something new after an uninterruptedly strenuous time at Biden’s side, which extended into the 2020 presidential election campaign.

Biden adviser Steve Richetti, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, former White House Corona Coordinator Jeff Zients, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Anita Dunn, a senior adviser to the President in the White House, are traded as potential successors. While Dunn has denied interest in the position of chief of staff, she would be the first woman to hold the position.

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