President-elect Joe Biden announced on Wednesday night that he had picked Ron Klain to be his White House chief of staff as the current Trump administration continues to stonewall the Biden team’s transition process in President Donald Trump’s corrupt refusal to accept his defeat.
Biden praised Klain, who served as his chief of staff back when Biden was vice president and who was also senior adviser to the Democrat’s campaign, as someone who “has been invaluable to me over the many years that we have worked together.”
“His deep, varied experience and capacity to work with people all across the political spectrum is precisely what I need in a White House chief of staff as we confront this moment of crisis and bring our country together again,” the President-elect said in a statement.
Klain called the appointment an “honor of a lifetime” in a statement of his own.
“I look forward to helping him and the Vice President-elect assemble a talented and diverse team to work in the White House, as we tackle their ambitious agenda for change, and seek to heal the divides in our country,” he said.
Biden’s announcement comes in the middle of President Donald Trump’s crusade to steal the election by falsely claiming the Democrat’s victory was manufactured by mass election fraud, despite Trump nor his legal team being able to prove the President’s accusations.
As part of Trump’s attacks on the election results, his White House has ordered senior officials not to work with Biden’s transition team.