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President-elect Joe Biden Names Ron Klain as White House Chief of Staff



This news story was published on November 13, 2020.
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
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WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden announced the appointment of Ron Klain as White House Chief of Staff and Assistant to the President. A longtime aide to the president-elect, Klain will oversee the Executive Office of the President and serve as a senior advisor. In addition to supporting the president-elect, Klain will work to build a diverse, experienced and talented team to help President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris meet the urgent challenges facing the country.

“Ron has been invaluable to me over the many years that we have worked together, including as we rescued the American economy from one of the worst downturns in our history in 2009 and later overcame a daunting public health emergency in 2014,” said President-elect Joe Biden. “His deep, varied experience and capacity to work with people all across the political spectrum is precisely what I need in a White House chief of staff as we confront this moment of crisis and bring our country together again.”
“It’s the honor of a lifetime to serve President-elect Biden in this role, and I am humbled by his confidence. I look forward to helping him and the Vice President-elect assemble a talented and diverse team to work in the White House, as we tackle their ambitious agenda for change, and seek to heal the divides in our country,” said Ron Klain.
Klain was most recently a Senior Advisor to the Biden for President campaign and has previously served the president-elect in a number of roles including as his Chief of Staff when he became Vice President. Klain is also known for his role as the White House Ebola Response Coordinator at the height of that public health crisis.
Ron Klain Biography:
Ron Klain served as the president-elect’s first Chief of Staff when he became Vice President (2009-11); Chief Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee during the president-elect’s tenure as Chair of the Committee (1989-92); and Policy Advisor on the Judiciary Committee staff (1986-87). Klain also worked as an advisor on President-elect Biden’s 1988 and 2008 Presidential campaigns.
Klain has devoted many years to public service, serving as White House Ebola Response Coordinator (2014-15). At the conclusion of his work coordinating the US response, President Obama said that Klain had taken on “a challenge that many called insurmountable, and, in leading the team responsible for tremendous progress, helped remind the world what makes America exceptional.” Earlier, in addition to his work with then-Vice President Biden, Klain served as Chief of Staff for Vice President Al Gore, Chief of Staff and Counselor to Attorney General Janet Reno, and Staff Director of the Senate Democratic Leadership Committee. Klain was also Associate Counsel to President Clinton and in charge of judicial selection. Through his work on the Judiciary Committee, and in the Executive Branch, he has played a role in the selection or confirmation of eight Supreme Court Justices.
Prior to joining the Biden for President campaign, Klain was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Revolution LLC. In 2005, prior to joining Revolution, Klain spent four years as a partner and National Practice Group Chair at O’Melveny & Myers. Klain began his legal career as a law clerk to Justice Byron White, for the Supreme Court’s 1987 and 1988 Terms. He was also General Counsel for the Gore Recount Committee in 2000.
Serving as an advisor on several Presidential campaigns, Klain has worked for Presidents Obama and Clinton, and Democratic Presidential nominees Al Gore, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. Ron Klain graduated summa cum laude from Harvard Law School, was an Editor of the Harvard Law Review, and won the Sears Prize for highest grade average in 1985. He was a summa cum laude graduate of Georgetown University, where he serves an Adjunct Professor. Klain is married to Monica Medina and they have three grown children.

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9 Responses to President-elect Joe Biden Names Ron Klain as White House Chief of Staff

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 15, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    According to Merriam Webster

    indecent assault
    : intentional offensive sexual contact that does not amount to sexual intercourse or involve penetration and that is committed without consent of the victim and without the intent to commit rape
    — sexual assault
    : sexual contact usually that is forced upon a person without consent or inflicted upon a person who is incapable of giving consent (as because of age or physical or mental incapacity) or who places the assailant (as a doctor) in a position of trust

    So it is Pedo Joe and we all know why it’s heels up Harris.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 15, 2020 at 9:24 am

    You better go school all of the judges who aren’t agreeing with you since you’re so smart.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 15, 2020 at 9:23 am

    Don’t let lying criminal Repugnicants to put a crimp in your day.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 14, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    Ron Klain is nothing but a bought-and-paid-for lobbyist who is calling in some markers from joggin’ Joe Biden.

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 14, 2020 at 9:02 am

    He is no more president elect than You or I – Electorial college won’t give decision till next month also Governors have NOT verified election results (most of them know this election was a sham/corrupt – and in verifying such will make them a party to the crime. Trump isn’t rolling over for these Marxist who want to destroy America and neither will 73 million people who voted for him. Their little dog scheme is about to be bitten in the azz by the big dogs =know as PATRIOTS. State legislatures picks the electors and that would mean – red power – as state legislatures out number the blues -and and and the electors do not have to vote for the person who received the most vote if they feel it was not an honest election- SO THERE !

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 14, 2020 at 7:39 am

    Joe and Kamala aren’t masked …oh no Covid must be over

  7. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 13, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    I’m thinking that this is a political red herring.

  8. Pinball Wizard #1 Reply Report comment

    November 13, 2020 at 11:43 am

    Love it! The money train is coming. It’s about time. The ideology of people with too much money not wanting these bailouts exposes how mentally challenged they are with reality. Paycheck to paycheck runs this country not some aloof nincompoops. Cash is King! Pay me. Cha-ching.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 13, 2020 at 6:41 pm

      When was the last time you held onto a job to the point where you actually deserved a raise?