Close advisors to Biden who are looking to quit the government before the November elections have begun to feel the effects of the White House’s huge departure.
Gina McCarthy, Vice President Biden’s senior climate advisor, will leave the White House in mid-September after drafting the most comprehensive US statute to address alleged climate change.
Almost all of Biden’s climate change-related initiatives were sparked by McCarthy’s advice. She is regarded as one of the nation’s leading liberal climate bureaucrats.
Top WH climate official Gina McCarthy is set to leave her post in the coming weeks, after Dems passed major climate legislation. Worth noting she stayed on longer than expected, in part because of the climate bill. https://t.co/M6lGVsxmmK— Ella Nilsen (@ella_nilsen) September 2, 2022
In order to forward his climate agenda without relying on Congress, Biden was shortly anticipated to introduce new climate rules and executive initiatives.
Although the president, who was primarily depending on McCarthy as an adviser for his climate policies, is likely to suffer significantly from McCarthy’s departure.
Ali Zaidi, McCarthy’s deputy, will now oversee the White House’s Climate Policy Office. The former White House chief of staff John Podesta will also work for the White House as an adviser on strategies for implementing sustainable energy.
Zaidi and Podesta both have prior experience working on the Obama administration’s climate team at the White House.
Liberal watchdogs are supporting the White House’s new climate team in the meanwhile. No one can combat climate change more effectively than John Podesta, according to Patrick Gaspard, CEO of the Center for American Progress.
🚨ALARMING NEWS🚨— Revolving Door Project (@revolvingdoorDC) September 2, 2022
With the departure of Gina McCarthy, Biden's new Domestic Climate Advisor is Ali Zaidi.
Zaidi represented several top oil and coal companies while working at the notoriously right-wing law firm Kirkland & Ellis.https://t.co/IFLzJswqrj
Gene Karpinski, president of the League of Conservation Voters, voiced similar optimism for Zaidi to carry on McCarthy’s work.
McCarthy oversaw national initiatives to impose a leftist climate agenda on Americans while serving as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under Obama.
Additionally, she had direct conversations with moderate Democratic Senator Joe Manchin and urged him to support Biden’s historic climate proposal.
Under McCarthy’s direction, Biden made overly ambitious climate change announcements that are unlikely to be implemented in practice.