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September 6, 2009

Van Jones Resigns

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EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20503

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact:          Christine Glunz

September 5, 2009
202-456-3469

Van Jones Resigns as Special Advisor for Green Jobs at the Council on
Environmental Quality

WASHINGTON, DC – Van Jones, Special Advisor for Green Jobs at the
Council on Environmental Quality resigned today.  Below is the text of
his resignation letter, sent to Chair Nancy Sutley:

“I am resigning my post at the Council on Environmental Quality,
effective today.  On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy,  opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me.  They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide.  I have been inundated with calls – from across the political spectrum  – urging me to “stay and fight.”  But I came here to fight for others, not for myself.  I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past.  We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future.  It has been a great honor to serve my country and my President in this capacity.  I thank everyone who has offered support and encouragement.  I am proud to have been able to make a contribution to the clean energy future.  I will continue to do so, in the months and years  ahead.”

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3 Comments »

  1. […] Cross-posted from: here […]

    Pingback by Van Jones Resigns « It’s Getting Hot In Here — September 6, 2009 @ 12:55 am | Reply

  2. I’m glad to see Jones go, as he’s simply too controversial. But he needs to start taking responsibility for his actions, rather than calling it a “vicious smear campaign”. Playing video clips of actual statements Jones has made doesn’t qualify as a smear campaign; it’s called the truth.

    Rick
    http://theconservativejournal.wordpress.com

    Comment by Rick — September 6, 2009 @ 4:20 pm | Reply

  3. He should have shown some balls and thumbed his nose at the right-wingers. The hell with the right wing.

    Comment by The Prof — April 20, 2010 @ 11:36 pm | Reply


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