Another staff member of President Joe Biden has recently resigned, this time just hours after a speech in which the president attacked “MAGA Republicans.”
Gina McCarthy, the White House climate advisor, announced her departure. She will be replaced by Ali Zaidik, her deputy in the role, with former Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta added as senior advisor for clear energy innovation.
Top Biden Advisor Resigns, Clinton Crony Moves In To New Position https://t.co/bKV7yaOsO9
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) September 7, 2022
“We are fortunate that John Podesta will lead our continued innovation and implementation. His deep roots in climate and clean energy policy and his experience at senior levels of government mean we can truly hit the ground running to take advantage of the massive clean energy opportunity in front of us,” Biden said.
“I am immensely grateful for Gina’s service, and I am proud to announce the promotion of Ali to National Climate Advisor. Gina has been an invaluable member of my senior staff since day 1 of the Administration, and I wish her the best as she moves forward,” he added.
Top Biden Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy Resigns From White House https://t.co/E0wTyy1B3T
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 5, 2022
“McCarthy, who oversaw the Environmental Protection Agency for four years during the Obama administration, helped craft the Democrats’ $369 billion climate spending bill, according to the statement,” the Daily Caller reported.
“The bill includes heavy investment in ‘environmental justice’ programs as well as green energy infrastructure,” it added.
Gina McCarthy, the White House’s national climate adviser, submitted her resignation and is planning on leaving the administration later this month https://t.co/YjOc1PaNoR
— Bloomberg (@business) September 2, 2022
While it is uncertain what McCarthy will do after her departure, Biden’s new leaders will soon be at work to extend the president’s climate agenda.
They’ll also face the task of preparing a pathway for Biden’s upcoming reelection campaign, as well as strengthening short-term wins ahead of November’s midterm elections.
The changes may go unnoticed by many in the public, but reveal an ongoing shakeup among Biden’s top leaders surrounding his recent angry speeches.