Are Joe Biden’s people starting to lose confidence in their mission and leader?
It sure seems that way, as yet another top staffer in this administration has decided to jump ship.
Jonathan Pershing, Biden’s second-highest climate guy, is out.
The Biden administration has been riddled with high-profile resignations over the last few weeks.
Most of these have come in Kamala Harris’ camp, but Biden just got slapped with a big one.
John Kerry recruited Pershing to help him implement Joe Biden’s climate plan.
After only a year in the post, Pershing is gone.
In announcing the resignation, Kerry stated, “When the President-elect called me about taking on this job, I called Jonathan in California to tell him we needed him on Day One. I told him we had to get the band back together.
“I know it wasn’t an easy call for Jonathan to uproot his family in California for a year but it was a critical call for us.”
“Jonathan Pershing has lived up to the highest standards and more.”
He added, “His knowledge, decades of experience, and passion have been indispensable.
“He’s also [a] leader with a team mentality who helps create a sense of cohesion and camaraderie, and while he’s headed back west, he’s going to stay in the fight in every way.”
Biden’s State Department also put out a statement that Pershing’s departure after a year had been in the works all along… although nobody was ever made aware of it.
Pershing is leaving the administration to go to Flora Hewlett Foundation.
The organization stated, “Jonathan is a visionary leader who has continually helped raise the climate ambitions of decision-makers around the world.
“We are grateful for all he helped the U.S. accomplish in the past year, and we look forward to having him back at the helm of our Environment Program.”
One would have to think that if Pershing were truly serious about this, could he not accomplish far more in a presidential administration than working for a private foundation?
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Source: The Hill