Now that the word is out that White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain will soon be stepping down, the Biden regime has gone back to the future in tabbing his replacement by bringing back COVID czar Jeff Zients for another tour of duty.
With the controversial Klain’s departure imminent as the administration seeks to manage the fallout from the ongoing discovery of classified documents at President Joe Biden’s Delaware home, it has been reported that Zients is the choice to right the ship as the deeply unpopular leader’s impending re-election campaign navigates stormy waters amidst a major scandal.
According to multiple media outlets, Biden is expected to announce that Zients will be his new chief of staff as the longtime Democratic Party political operative Klain moves into another role.
The news was first broken by The Washington Post which cited the usual anonymous sources in “four people familiar with the decision” in reporting that the esteemed management consultant and Obama administration veteran will be taking over when Klain takes a bow sometime after the annual State of the Union address.
During his tenure as the nation’s COVID czar, Zients was one of the most vocal when it came to pushing vaccines, resorting to fearmongering tactics by warning vaccine-hesitant Americans that they would experience a “winter of severe illness and death” for themselves and their families and would overwhelm hospitals if they didn’t get jabbed.
FLASHBACK: Joe Biden’s new Chief of Staff Jeff Zients: "For the unvaccinated, you're looking at a winter of severe illness and death—for yourselves, your families, and the hospitals you may soon overwhelm." pic.twitter.com/lY2f2Tzxab
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) January 22, 2023
Zients, who was also a key member of Biden’s transition team, stepped down from his role as the nation’s COVID response coordinator last year.
Upon his return, Zients will be one of the richest members of the administration having accumulated a fortune from his work with private equity groups, including Bain Consulting. He has held a number of government jobs including being brought in to fix the Obamacare website after its rough rollout.
Some leftists are far from thrilled over the appointment of Zients, a high-roller who isn’t exactly compatible with the lunch bucket Joe or “Scranton Joe” image that the octogenarian career politician has deftly used to hornswoggle swing voters into believing that he is a champion of the working class.
“Unfortunately, Zients is a veteran of private equity, rapacious health care providers, and Big Tech, which sets up a fundamental question that could determine Biden’s political future: Will a Zients-led executive branch pursue the unpopular misconduct of people like Jeffrey Zients?” Said Jeff Hauser, who heads up the progressive Revolving Door Project which advocates for liberal government appointees, according to the Associated Press.
Taking the opposite view was Adam Green of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.
“Ron Klain has been an open ear and even-handed engager of actors across the Democratic Party,” he said. “Whomever the next Chief of Staff is, that will be the continued hope and expectation. There will likely be an early relationship and trust building stage.”
Biden’s imperiled re-election hopes took another hit over the weekend when additional classified documents were found at the Wilmington home that he shared with his influence-peddling son Hunter and it could be a tough rock to roll when it comes to a second term.
But if anyone can pull a rabbit out of the hat to ensure that Biden isn’t a one-term president it will be Mr. fix-it Zients, at least that seems to be the hope of the White House.
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