May 24, 2022

Biden chief of staff taking heat due to administration stumbles

White House critics are reportedly pointing the finger at White House chief of staff Ron Klein, saying that he is steering the administration to an unfavorable position, according to The Washington Examiner

The publication indicated that the administration’s low approval ratings and frequent setbacks are being blamed, at least partially, on Klein and calls for Biden to make staffing changes have become a dull roar in Washington.

Most recent of the calls came from Indiana’s Sen. Mike Braum, who called for term limits for the White House staff while speaking on Groundhog Day, saying that Klain and 18 other Biden aides to be drained from the swamp.

“Ron Klain has an army of Twitter trolls that he has decided are reality and he has decided to have President Biden become something completely different than the person who ran for office last year or who served for decades in the United States Senate,” Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said in a January statement as the White House was pushing to end the Senate filibuster.

“President Biden ought to have the courage to stand up to his own staff and he ought to be enough of a man to apologize to the Senate and to the American people for the nonsense he said in Georgia.”

Sasse said Biden “ought to fire his chief of staff immediately” over the filibuster issue, according to a statement to Fox News. Additionally, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise and Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn have said that Biden should reconsider Klain.

South Dakota Sen. John Thune has a bit darker assessment, calling Klain the “man behind the curtain,” seeming to indicate he believes that the chief of staff has inordinate power.

The bond between Klain and Biden appears to be strong, with the pair having worked together since the 1980s. Klain served as chief of staff during Biden’s time in the Senate and as vice president.

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