The days of Ron Klain's rule as chief of staff for President Joe Biden will soon come to an end, the longtime adviser reportedly told The New York Times this week.
According to the Daily Caller, the resignation will reportedly happen within the "coming weeks."
The shocking announcement came at the same time that Biden and his White House face intensifying scrutiny from all sides of the political and media aisles regarding the seemingly never-ending stacks of classified documents being discovered in Biden's private offices and his residence, among other places.
While Klain and the White House are spinning his departure, many believe the document scandal played a role in his decision.
Klain, sources reported, will likely wait until near Biden's State of the Union address on Feb. 7 before he leaves his post.
🚨 Biden chief of staff Ron Klain — nicknamed “the prime minister” in reference to how he is the real decision maker in the White House — is resigning amidst the classified document scandal. Expected to step down by end of Feb.
— Raheem J. Kassam (@RaheemKassam) January 21, 2023
Klain tweeted a tribute to his boss as the announcement of his resignation came out.
Two hard years. So much to be done. But so much progress. https://t.co/XurbtjPEsq
— Ronald Klain (@WHCOS) January 20, 2023
Rep. Lauren Boebert implied in a tweet that if someone of Klain's gravity in Biden's orbit was jumping ship, the Bidens might be in worse trouble than they realize.
Ron Klain has been by Biden’s side for many, many years.
Frankly, more than most would be able to tolerate.
If he’s out, it looks like the end is near for the Big Guy’s life-long political career.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 23, 2023
Jeff Zients was chosen to replace Klain within a matter of days of Klain's resignation news.
The AP noted: "President Joe Biden is expected to name Jeff Zients, who ran the administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic at the start of Biden’s term, as his next chief of staff, according to two people familiar with the matter."
You thought COVID restrictions were bad before? Just wait. Joe’s new Chief of Staff is his former COVID czar.
Biden passed on diversity picks Susan Rice and Anita Dunn for Jeff Zients,the point guy behind Biden’s video calls and virus briefings with Dr Fauci and CDC Dr Walensky. pic.twitter.com/oWKntHPDye
— Tosca Austen (@ToscaAusten) January 23, 2023
Only time will tell if Zients plays the same role behind the scenes that many believe Klain did.