As the Biden White House continues to get lower approval ratings during frequent setbacks to its far-left agenda, President Joe Biden is being pushed to shake things up within his staff.
It increasingly seems that Ron Klain, the White House chief of staff, could end up losing his role as the president’s leading adviser.
Critics report that Klain has guided the administration left on many crucial policies, leading to a seemingly perpetual amount of blunders.
Notably, Klain’s own Twitter was mentioned in the 6-3 Supreme Court ruling that removed the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for the private sector.
Klain retweeted a comment that celebrated the OSHA mandate as “the ultimate work-around” for the Biden admin. to force large-scale vaccination.
Klain is also thought to be the person responsible for leaking the news about Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s incoming retirement.
Dem. leaders in Congress seem to be growing more frustrated with Klain.
As reported by the Daily Mail, House Speaker Pelosi and Klain’s relationship got tense because of his role in negotiating the BBB legislative program and the bipartisan bill.
Additionally, it seems that Klain is behind the souring West Virginia Dem. Senator Joe Manchin’s relationship with the Biden White House. The Washington Post says that Klain had a crucial role in drafting the response to Senator Manchin’s refusal to accept the Build Back Better program.
Senator Manchin has said to his allies that he blames Klain for pushing President Joe Biden further left. Manchin made it certain that Klain hurt the senator’s relationship with President Joe Biden.
An unnamed Washington lawmaker criticized Klain for his connection with the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.). The Daily Mail says this lawmaker accused Klain of giving the appearance that Jayapal has great influence over the White House’s agenda.
A Reuters survey done in early Feb. on 1,005 Americans left President Joe Biden with his lowest approval rating yet: 41% of repliers said they approved of President Joe Biden, and 56% disapproved.
Considering that GOP members have an 85% chance of getting the House back and a 73% chance of getting the Senate back in the 2022 midterms, it seems that the Biden White House will be unable to push its legislative agenda – which could be why Klain hinted his time as chief of staff might end in 2022.
If the GOP fully retakes Congress, it is likely that Klain will experience an even worse time handling policy.