White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain is slammed as the Democratic Party, and some in the Biden Administration seek who to blame for the President's awful first year in office. A lengthy Politico article describes how moderate Democrats have reportedly been complaining that Klain is "overly deferential" to the more Liberal wing and have said privately he should be replaced, with second-guessing arriving from the party and the Administration. [tweet_embed] January 25, 2022[/tweet_embed] "He was going to govern from the center, he was going to work with Republicans," one lawmaker complained to the outlet. "And to have a chief of staff that apparently has decided that he’s going to be Bernie Sanders, I think that's confusing. It’s just not helpful." He had also reportedly asked for Klain to be discharged in the Fall when Democrat disharmony was at its peak. The outlet said that while Klain has his defenders, others think he has not received enough criticism for the problems that have dogged the Administration. Biden’s support ratings have been plummeting, and major legislation — especially the Build Back Better Act, which included several top Liberal priorities and its sweeping elections bill — has been delayed in Congress. A botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, rising inflation, and a continuing crisis at the southern border have also been a barrier on the side of the Administration. [tweet_embed] January 25, 2022[/tweet_embed] NBC News reported that some officials have accused Klain of mismanaging the West Wing, giving too much credence to cable news and social media — Klain is a regular user of Twitter — and of being responsible for Biden’s breaking apart from his brand as a moderate. Others reportedly accused Klain of having a dated view of what it means to be presidential, leading to "one-dimensional" speeches from Biden. White House officials told NBC that criticism is not reflective of reality and attributed it to politics and score-settling. Some former chiefs of staff also note that coming under fire for the White House's struggles is part and parcel of being in the role. "It falls on him because he has the title," Bill Daley, chief of staff to former President Barack Obama, told Politico. "It goes with the territory. When it’s good, the credit goes with the president. And when it’s bad, the blame goes to you." Meanwhile, some in the Liberal wing of the party fear that firing Klain would mean a shift to the center by Biden. [tweet_embed] January 25, 2022[/tweet_embed] "If you want to avoid a triangulation situation, a Bill Clinton second-term strategy, Ron is the best ally you’ve got to not get a course correction like that," one source told the outlet.