John Forbers Kerry is 6’4″…..
He ran for President ….
He was the Sec of State….
He was a US Senator….
He is now named as the President Biden Climate Czar…
He works WITH the State Depreatment, but FOR the President directly out of the White House…
The Biden Sec of State pick Antony Blinken was Deputy Sec of State and Deputy National Sec Advisor…..
One CAN see a problem in this that IS gonna worry the State Department ….
And confuse other countries (and those in Congress) who have worked with Kerry but don’t even know who Blinken is….
This might be a mistake on Biden’s part….
We’ll see it goes…..
He’s been a national figure since his days as a Vietnam vet protesting the war. He carried his party’s banner in 2004. And as secretary of State, he negotiated a major nuclear deal involving the world’s most powerful countries.
Now John Kerry is reporting for duty as Joe Biden’s climate envoy, and the exact parameters of his new role remain undefined, raising concerns that he might create confusion and complicate the Biden administration’s diplomatic lines of effort.
In particular, it’s not clear how Kerry’s job will mesh with the activities of his former deputy, incoming Secretary of State Antony Blinken — who now technically outranks his old boss — and what role he’ll play on the National Security Council, where he’s expected to attend every top meeting and will likely enjoy direct access to Biden, his longtime Senate colleague and peer.
Kerry’s large personality and “maniacal” pursuit of diplomatic wins, as two former colleagues described it, has consequently raised questions in Biden’s orbit about whether the 76-year-old statesman might overshadow other key figures, including Blinken, who has a quieter and more understated temperament, according to those who know him….
“There is some consternation within the incoming NSC team on this issue,” said one person close to its senior members. “There is a sense that foreign leaders might see [Kerry] as an alternative route to the president, so if they don’t like, for example, what the secretary of State is doing, they can just call Kerry.”
image….Los Angles Times