In a move that is already being criticized as nepotism, a new position has been created in the Biden Administration solely to be given to Monica Medina Klain, the wife of Ron Klain, Joe Biden’s Chief of Staff.
As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, the new position of “U.S. Special Envoy for Biodiversity and Water Services” was announced on Wednesday by Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The role, described by the Washington Post as “diplomat for plants and animals,” is one that will “underscore the Biden administration’s desire” to fight so-called “global warming.”
“There’s a direct connection between biodiversity loss and instability in a lot of parts of the world,” Mrs. Klain said in a statement following her appointment. “It’s not just about nature for nature’s sake. I think it is about people.”
Mrs. Klain has already been serving a role in the Biden Administration’s State Department, as Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, first assuming the role in September of 2021. Both of her positions in the White House reflect her outspoken belief in the debunked theory of global warming, as well as her support for radical “green energy” proposals such as the Green New Deal.
“The Green New Deal is a unifying political message that gets back to the basics of creating an economy that works for all people and protects the planet as a result,” Klain stated back in January of 2019.
Her husband, Ron Klain, has been White House Chief of Staff since Biden’s inauguration on January 20th, 2021. He previously served as the first Chief of Staff for then-Vice President Biden in the Obama White House, serving for two years, and then briefly served as the Obama Administration’s Ebola Response Coordinator for less than four months. Klain is widely viewed as one of Biden’s top confidants, and is generally assumed to play a crucial role in determining the overall ideological, rhetorical, and political direction of the Biden White House.