Klain is out. Zients is in.
According to sources that spoke with The Washington Post, Jeff Zients, former COVID response coordinator, will step in as President Biden’s Chief of Staff after current COS Ron Klain makes his exit.
From Fox News:
Zients served as Biden’s COVID response coordinator from early 2021 through April 2022. Klain plans to step down as chief of staff in the coming days after serving in the role since Biden’s inauguration.
President Biden has touted Zients’ work since the beginning of his administration when he tapped him to lead the administration’s COVID-19 efforts.
“There is no one better at delivering results than Jeff,” Biden said at the time.
Biden credited Zients for putting “decades of management experience to work formulating and executing on a plan to build the infrastructure we needed to deliver vaccines, tests, treatment, and masks to hundreds of millions of Americans.”
The President’s former COVID-19 coordinator also led efforts to fix HealthCare.gov after its bungled launch in 2013, and once he takes on the role will continue to build economic growth through the creation of jobs, a manufacturing and small business boom, and lowered costs for American families.
The timeline for the Zients-Klain swap remains unclear.
This story is developing…
BREAKING: Biden to tap former COVID czar Jeff Zients as new chief of staff: reporthttps://t.co/uxfaxF00JI
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