Green Party Considers Van Jones for Presidential Run
Less than two weeks removed from resigning his post in the White House, Van Jones is back in the public spectre, with the Green Party reportedly considering him for president.
Jones resigned Sept. 5, after heightening accusations involving his past statements regarding race and the Bush Administration.
But now the Green Party likes his prospects enough to woo him, reports The Hill.
“Like the Greens, Van Jones sees green jobs and a healthy environment as interconnected pillars of a sustainable and just economy,”said Mike Feinstein, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States and former Mayor of Santa Monica, Calif., on the Green Party Web site.
“We encourage Van to bring that agenda into the electoral arena as a Green Party member, leader and possible future candidate, either nationally, statewide in California, or locally in Oakland, his home,” Feinstein said.
Jones was appointed by the Obama Administration March 16 as a special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation.
But he became the target of critics, including Fox commentator Glenn Beck, among others, reports the Washington Post. Beck was a leading critic after a group that Jones founded in 2005, Color of Change, led an advertising boycott against Beck’s show, which itself has come under fire for incendiary accusations of racism within the Obama Administration.
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