Monday, Sept 7th, 2009
The resignation of Obama administration figure Van Jones, following controversies over a petition he had signed and his comments about Republicans, did not come at the request of the president, the White House senior adviser said Sunday.
“Absolutely not — this was Van Jones’ own decision,” David Axelrod told NBC’s “Meet the Press” when asked if the president had ordered the resignation.
The chairman of the House Republican Conference, Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana, had called for Jones to resign or be fired.
“I think Van Jones did the right thing,” Pence said Sunday about the resignation. “His extremist views and coarse rhetoric have no place in this administration.”
Jones has frequently been dubbed a “green-jobs czar” for the administration.
This article was posted: Monday, September 7, 2009 at 10:18 am