White House Climate Adviser Denies Resignation Report

White House Climate Adviser Denies Resignation Report White House Climate Adviser Denies Resignation Report

By Theodore Bunker | Friday, 15 April 2022 02:04 PM

President Joe Biden’s climate adviser on Friday said a report stating that she has plans to resign from her position was "inaccurate."

Reuters reported on Thursday that Gina McCarthy is planning on stepping down, citing two unnamed sources "familiar with the deliberations."

One source said that McCarthy told them that she could leave as early as next month and that she had previously delayed her departure.

McCarthy tweeted on Friday: "Reports that I have resigned from my position as President Biden's National Climate Advisor are simply inaccurate. We’ve made great progress these past 14 months, but we have much more work to do — and I remain excited about the opportunities ahead."

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain added in response, "We’re lucky to have [McCarthy] on the team here!"

A White House spokesperson also denied the report in a statement on Thursday.

"This is not true and there are no such plans underway and no personnel announcements to make," spokesman Vedant Patel told Reuters in an email. "Gina and her entire team continue to be laser focused on delivering on President Biden's clean energy agenda."

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