Thursday, November 12, 2020

Joe Biden Elects White House Staff Chairman

 US President-elect Joe Biden yesterday announced that Ron Klain will serve as White House Chief of Staff.

Klain has served as an aide to Biden since the 1980s when Biden was in the Senate and later became US Vice President.

As Chief of Staff, Klain will oversee the President's Executive Office as well as serve as a senior advisor.

"Ron is very important to me, being by my side, over the years we have worked together, including when we saved the US economy from the worst decline in history in 2009 and during the public health emergency in 2014.

"Klain's deep experience, ability and ability to work with everyone across the political spectrum is what I need as a White House Chief of Staff as we face a crisis and reunite our country," Biden said in a statement as reported by Bernama.

Meanwhile, Klain said he was honored to serve Biden and hoped to help him as well as future Vice President, Kamala Harris.

Klain's appointment was the first for Biden, who won the presidential election on November 3 against his Republican rival Donald Trump.

From 2009-2011, Klain was Chief of Biden Staff under the administration of former President Barack Obama and previously served as Chief of Staff to Vice President Al Gore during the administration of Bill Clinton.

He also monitored the Obama administration's response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in late 2014 and early 2015.

Klain joined the Biden election campaign this year as a senior adviser.