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Ron Klain to Reportedly Step Down as Biden Chief of Staff

Ron Klain to Reportedly Step Down as Biden Chief of Staff – It is reported that Ron Klain, currently serving as Joe Biden’s chief of staff, will be stepping down from his position, marking the most significant change within the President’s inner circle of advisors since he took office two years ago. Klain is planning to announce his departure in the upcoming weeks, as reported by the New York Times. 

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He has reportedly told his colleagues that he wants to move on from the challenging experiences of the past, including successes and setbacks, that he has been through since Biden’s successful campaign in 2020. “Two hard years,” Klain tweeted on Friday, marking the second anniversary of Biden’s inauguration. “So much to be done. But so much progress.”

Klain’s departure comes after a tenure in which he helped advance President Biden’s legislative goals, such as the infrastructure bill and the inflation reduction act, which were the result of prolonged negotiations between the White House and Congress, particularly with Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

Recently, President Biden has faced criticism for alleged mishandling of federal documents and increased pressure from Republicans in the House of Representatives. The new chief of staff will have to defend the President’s accomplishments and manage preparations for a potential re-election campaign for the 80-year-old President.

Klain, who is 61 years old, has a long history within Democratic politics, including participation in both of Bill Clinton’s presidential campaigns, as well as serving as chief of staff for both Al Gore and Joe Biden during their respective tenure as Vice Presidents. He was named as the chief of staff for Biden shortly after the 2020 election results were confirmed.

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