It actually hit the airwaves (those that covered it) and the newsstands on Saturday afternoon. Apparently, the Biden administration is throwing caution, and nepotism to the wind in a bid to hire the kids of some of the senior staff members at the White House.
In a rather scathing diatribe on Newsweek’s website, Walter Shaub, who served as Bobo Obama’s Director of the US Office of Government Ethics tore into Biden for the move. Friday’s edition of the Washington Post detailed how at least five children of senior staff of the White House have been hired by the Biden administration despite calls by the president to be “ethical” after he viewed his predecessor to be just the opposite. Apparently Biden has broken yet another campaign promise!
Shaub wrote, “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 a real ‘f*** you’ to us—and government ethics.”
Shaub later tweeted: Pathetic! The responses from people who spent 4 years complaining the other side was putting party over country are pathetic. They sound just like MAGAs. The jobs went to privileged kiddos with mommies & daddies who cozied up to POTUS. Nepotism is illegal.
Federal law prohibits government officials from having a hand in hiring close relatives. Kids of current employees would fall under that statute.
The White House responded with a statement from Press Secretary, Andrew Bates who said the kids were all qualified for the positions they were hired for. “The president has instituted the highest ethical standards of anyone to ever hold this office,” he said. “And he’s proud to have staffed the most diverse administration in American history with well-qualified public servants who reflect his values.”
Of course, Biden also thought Hunter was qualified to sit on the Board of Directors for Burisma, with no experience in the field of energy. The younger Biden allegedly was chosen because Daddy was the Vice President. That one is still under investigation, and Hunter could be facing some serious charges for tax problems that arose from his business dealings both in the Ukraine and in China.
When it comes to following the law, Joe Biden isn’t exactly the shining knight in white armor. He is always saying one thing and doing quite the opposite. Like most people that have taken over from the opposition party, Biden pledged to the American people that he would have the “most ethical White House in history”. It’s been anything but that as we’ve seen time and time again, gaffes and foibles that have violated not only ethical standards, but in this case federal law.
The question is, what’s going to happen to those that got hired, and what’s going to happen to the person that ended up hiring them? Answer: Absolutely nothing. If we learned one thing from the Obama administration, it’s that the Department of Justice under Democrats is no longer blind to bias, holding everyone equal under the law. It’s as partisan as a Democrat fundraiser. Yes, Virginia, we’ve seen Hillary skate on issues that should have put her and former president Bill in prison for a long time. We’ve seen Hunter Biden skate (so far) in his dealings. And we’ve seen Joe Biden himself sweep any discussion that he traded Hunter’s job for foreign aid to Ukraine. In fact, even though Biden boasted about demanding that a prosecutor looking into Burisma be fired, and that he’d withhold money from Ukraine if it didn’t happen (and it did), nothing came of that. Isn’t that what Donald Trump got impeached for the first time around?
Politics makes strange bedfellows. It’s too bad they can’t do things legally.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!