White House thanks John Kerry as he leaves climate post for Biden campaign

The White House thanked special climate envoy John Kerry for “getting things done” as he steps down from the post to serve on President Joe Biden‘s reelection campaign.

Kerry, who was the 2004 Democratic nominee for president, has served as the first U.S. special presidential envoy for climate since 2021. He has reportedly announced he’ll leave that post to help Biden win a second term in office.

“I’ve gotten to know the special envoy, Kerry, former Secretary of State Kerry, and I know the president appreciates everything that he was able to do in the past three years,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Tuesday.

She credited Kerry with leading “the most ambitious climate agenda” in history, saying he helped implement investments that would put the United States on track to cut emissions in half by 2030.
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