Walter Shaub, the director of the United States Office of Government Ethics during the Obama administration says that Biden’s administration’s decision to hire so many White House officials’ relatives sends a ‘F– you” message to ethics experts. At least seven Biden administration officials have at least one family member also working within the administration.
Fox News reports:
“I’m sorry, I know some folks don’t like hearing any criticism of him. But this royally sucks. I’m disgusted,” Shaub wrote in a Twitter thread Friday, reacting to an article about the family ties of Biden officials.
“A lot of us worked hard to tee him up to restore ethics to government and believed the promises,” Shaub added, calling the string of family-related hires “a real ‘f*** 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,” Shaub added.
“This is ridiculous. What a f***ing failure.”
President Biden claims he has the strictest hiring practices ever to reach the executive branch but the string of relates hires is still cause for speculation.
A list of Biden officials with relatives also working within the administration include:
– White Press Secretary Jen Psaki
– Secretary of State Antony Blinken
– National security adviser Jake Sullivan
– Senior adviser Anita Dunn
– White House counselor Steve Richetti
– Deputy chief of staff Bruce Reed
– Presidential personnel office director Cathy Russell