John Kerry retiring as Biden climate czar to help with re-election campaign

By Jen Krausz on
 January 15, 2024

John Kerry, who has been serving in the Biden administration as a climate czar, will leave the administration in the near future to join the president's re-election effort in a more direct way.

While Kerry has been beating the drum of combatting climate change relentlessly since he was made climate czar, it makes sense that he would want to see President Joe Biden re-elected to continue the climate efforts he has also trumpeted since taking office.

“The climate crisis is a universal threat to humankind, and we all have a responsibility to deal with it as rapidly as we can,” Kerry said last summer during an international conference.

Kerry spent 28 years in the Senate and was a presidential candidate in 2004, when he lost to George W. Bush.

At 80 years of age, Kerry is just one year younger than Biden.

He is getting more of what he wants from Biden's policies than he has from any other president, so working for his re-election is a logical step for Kerry to take.