Biden Chief of Staff Ron Klain choked up about the “best job” he ever had during an event for his transition from the role.
Standing next to Joe Biden, Klain became emotional when he held up a souvenir rock in his hand and explained its significance to him.
“This plain and simple rock was given to me a year ago on one of our darker days — by Louisa Terrell,” Klain said, referring to the head of White House legislative affairs.
“And it’s always symbolized to me the fact that this team has been rock solid in their support of our agenda and the president,” he added.
“We’ve never wavered. We’ve been as solid as a rock. And so I ask you today to continue to play that role,” he said.
“I ask each and every one of you to continue your jobs as the rock of this White House, this administration, and this presidency. That’s our mission.”
Ron Klain introduced his successor as chief of staff, Jeff Zients, before hugging Biden.
Earlier in the event, Biden introduced Klain by sharing how they have been working together for decades.
“I knew the moment he started, he was a once-in-a-generation talent. And that’s not hyperbole,” Biden said.
“He’s a fiercely brilliant intellect. And again, those of you who work with him know it to be true. And just as important, he has a heart as big as his head,” he added, prompting a round of laughter.
Klain expressed praise for Joe Biden and touted a number of accomplishments.
“I learned everything I know about how to be a good father from Joe Biden,” he said. “He’s the best father I know and the best role model I know.”
A Good father? Are we missing something?