Ron Klain has stepped down as White House chief of staff, turning the keys to the West Wing over to Jeff Zeist.
I watched Klain’s goodbye speech to the staff — and to President Biden — this week and was stunned at what Klain said the administration has been able to accomplish in just two years of the president’s (hopefully) first term in office.
He cited the infrastructure bill, climate change legislation, inflation reduction legislation, managing our involvement in Europe’s largest ground war since World War II, reducing the national budget deficit … and on and on.
Well, here’s the video of Klain’s speech. Let him tell the story.
Watch Ron Klain’s full speech as he steps down as White House chief of staff – YouTube
It’s no tall tale, though. I stand with President Biden as he continues to govern with a sense of compassion and idealism that too often gets trampled by the rough and tumble of D.C. politics.
Thanks for your service, Ron Klain. Don’t go too deeply into hiding, in case the president needs to call you for some advice.