(Washington Examiner) George Soros’s Open Society Foundations President Patrick Gaspard is resigning from his position to reportedly pave the way for a potential job in the Biden administration.
“Fundamental social change doesn’t customarily occur in a revolutionary moment. Instead, what is needed is the partnership of activists, government, and the nonprofit sector, collaborating over time and space in unity and solidarity,” Gaspard said in a statement.
“This is what I worked to do at Open Society. My commitment now will be to re-enter the world of politics and ideas, where I can continue the struggle against oppression everywhere.”
Gaspard previously served in the Obama administration between 2013 and 2016 as the U.S. ambassador to South Africa. He has also served as the director of the White House Office of Political Affairs.
He then worked on the Soros founded board for three years before the announcement that he is stepping down at the end of the year.
Speculation has spread that Gaspard could land a spot as Biden’s labor secretary, according to an Axios report. Gaspard does have previous experience with labor unions, including time working for the Service Employees International Union.
Soros, a billionaire who donates millions to left-wing causes, called Gaspard a “champion of all rights: whether for workers, for women, or for underserved groups.”