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Nate Jackson / June 22, 2021

Nepotism in Biden’s White House

It turns out his “American Families Plan” is to hire his staff’s families.

The entire reason Hunter Biden’s profitable corruption was (or should have been) big news isn’t because it was Hunter Biden, but because Joe Biden was behind it. Scranton Joe was the “big guy” running the family show from the Senate and then from his position as Barack Obama’s vice president. Joe’s family found his “public service” to be quite lucrative. It shouldn’t be any surprise that nepotism continues in Biden’s own administration.

If you prefer, don’t take our word for it. Take the word of The Washington Post, which reports that despite Biden’s promises not to employ his family members, his “vow did not extend to his senior staff and their relatives” because “at least five children of his top aides have secured coveted jobs in the new administration.”

And take the word of Obama’s director of the United States Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub. Reacting to the Post’s story, Shaub had some strong words:

I’m sorry, I know some folks don’t like hearing any criticism of him. But this royally sucks. I’m disgusted. A lot of us worked hard to tee him up to restore ethics to government and believed the promises. This is a real “f-ck you” to us — and government ethics.

EVEN THE F-ING HEAD OF PRESIDENTIAL PERSONNEL, WHO IS SUPPOSED TO BE KEEPING THEM HONEST, HAS A CHILD WHO’S A RECENT COLLEGE GRAD WORKING IN THE ADMINISTRATION. AND THE SPOUSE OF THE WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. This is ridiculous. What a f-cking failure.

At least it’s not as bad as Donald Trump’s White House, Shaub and the Post couldn’t help but saying.

Now, is this the end of the Republic? Hardly. We’ve survived far greater scandals than the director of presidential personnel having a daughter hired by the administration.

Yet it’s just one more sign of Biden’s hypocrisy. “No one in our family and extended family is going to be involved in any government undertaking or foreign policy,” Biden declared in January. “And nobody has an office in this place.”

Not from his family, at least, and not “in this place.” But his son made plenty of Biden bucks peddling influence in China and Ukraine.

Meanwhile, his press secretary, Jen Psaki, and her deputy, Andrew Bates, each took pains to defend Biden with the same refrain. “We have the highest ethical standards of any administration in history,” insisted Psaki. Bates added, “The president has instituted the highest ethical standards of anyone to ever hold this office.”

Sure thing.

On a final note, Hunter Biden is selling “art” for $500,000 a pop. Shaub doesn’t like that either, saying, “The notion of a president’s son capitalizing on that relationship by selling art at obviously inflated prices and keeping the public in the dark about who’s funneling money to him has a shameful and grifty feel to it.”

But hey, if a president’s former crack addict son can’t blow paint through a straw and cash in, what is the American Dream anyway?

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