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Biden Cabinet Missing In Action

If not AWOL.

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Joe Biden’s Cabinet is not faring well. Resignations, incompetence, infighting, and those are the good points. Alfredo Otiz details the SNAFU.

Ortiz: Last week, the Washington Post reported that senior White House officials are unhappy with Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services, over his mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have reportedly “openly mused” about his replacement. “He hasn’t showed up,” Eric Topol, a leading COVID analyst, told the Post. He’s been “like a ghost.”

Biden’s cabinet has largely avoided criticism by hiding for cover behind their boss, who has deservedly been the target for America’s economic decline.

Here are eight other feckless cabinet members contributing to the country’s problems:

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1.Vice President Kamala Harris, whom Newt Gingrich claimed is probably the worst VP in history, was tasked by President Biden to enact national voter reform. Her role in this partisan effort has been little more than making hyperbolic statements about commonsense voting reforms that make it easy to vote but hard to cheat.

2. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Harris have failed to secure the southern border from illegal immigrants with criminal records, many of whom are being released into the country by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

3. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has presided over the country’s botched 5G rollout, which one prominent airline executive slammed as “delinquent and utterly irresponsible.” During the worst supply-chain crunch in modern American history, Pete went AWOL, taking two months of paternity leave. Americans still can’t get regular access to products.

4. Attorney General Merrick Garland continues to remind us why Sen. Mitch McConnell was right to block his nomination to the Supreme Court in 2016. Garland and Biden visited New York City last week to discuss skyrocketing gun crime under Garland’s watch. Instead of stemming the massive increase in crime in cities across the country, Garland has gone after concerned parents who have protested anti-science school policies such as the failed Zoom school experiment.

5. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has presided over painful inflation that is resulting in falling real wages and living standards for ordinary Americans. Her response: Call for more of the same reckless spending that’s fueled inflation in the first place.

6. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh is so committed to his job that he reportedly hasn’t even made the move to Washington. He’s presided over a slow jobs recovery; there are still nearly 3 million fewer jobs today than before the pandemic.

7. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona hasn’t stood up to teachers union demands to continually close districts to in-person learning despite the well-documented harms to students, especially minorities.

8. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabel Guzman has been slammed by small businesses for her agency’s nonresponsive, bureaucratic, and ineffective responses during this historically challenging period. Deputy Mark Madrid refused to answer even basic questions before Congress about how Biden’s proposed tax increases would affect small businesses.

Biden and his bad agenda are responsible for America’s economic stagnation. Yet his cabinet members contribute to the problems Americans face by pursuing counterproductive and distracting priorities.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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George Daddis
George Daddis
3 months ago

What do you expect if the nominations were based on standing within radical communities and not on competence and experience in the subject field?

Mark
Mark
3 months ago
Reply to  George Daddis

You are totally correct!

EMG
EMG
3 months ago

I believe Mr. Kamioner went easy on Biden’s cabinet. He listed one or two failings each, he could have written a full page on Harris, Majorkas and Buttigieg. Probably on the others as well. This is a cabinet of incompetents ‘led’ by a mentally challenged President.

OldSeaCaptain
OldSeaCaptain
3 months ago

With the exception of Treasury – The entire Cabinet is Unqualified and Incompetent.