Now that Ebola czar Ron Klain has left the White House, the question arises as to who will take over his duties.
Word is that Amy Pope, deputy assistant to the president for homeland security, will be tasked for the job — though not as a czarina. She will oversee the Ebola response as part of her portfolio, according to a senior administration official.
Pope has been part of the U.S. Ebola response team from the start, as the special assistant to the president for homeland security, with a focus on “transborder” policy. On the Ebola response team, she played a key role in setting up the U.S. program for screening and monitoring travelers arriving from the hot zone in West Africa.