White House Green job adviser resigns amid 9/11 controversy

September 6, 2009

(ChattahBox) — White House environmental adviser Van Jones resigned early Sunday morning after weeks of pressure from the right over his past activism.  After more than a week of withering criticism for past comments, and signing a controversial petition suggesting U.S. government involvement in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Jones said he was resigning to avoid being a distraction in the administration’s effort to pass healthcare reform and climate change legislation.

“On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me,” Jones said in a resignation letter that was released to the media.

“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,” he wrote.

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