Who’s In Charge Here?
By Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo)
January 16, 2024
On Day 1, the Biden White House pledged to “bring transparency and truth back to the government.”
The White House also pledged to “share the truth, even when it’s hard to hear.”
Those words were unbelievable then.
They are laughable now.
The real question is, “Who is in charge?”
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s decision to hide his hospitalization from the public, Congress, and even President Joe Biden is a failure of the Secretary’s judgment and the Pentagon’s credibility.
Once again, a high-ranking official in the Biden administration acted as if the rules don’t apply to them.
Biden’s cabinet continues to be scandal-plagued.
Vice President Kamala Harris was assigned as Biden’s Border Czar, yet she has visited the border only once in three years.
The attorney general faces questions about his politicization of the Justice Department. The Homeland Security secretary is under fire for his mishandling of the border, which has allowed more than 8.8 million illegal immigrants to cross into our country in three years.
The secretary of energy is facing scrutiny about her conflicts of interest in her investments and lying about them to Congress. The acting secretary of labor is unable to secure confirmation from a Democratic Senate.
The secretary of transportation makes one excuse after another for failing to promptly visit victims of a toxic train crash in Ohio.
The list goes on and on.
These scandals reflect a president who is out of touch and an administration that is out of control.
That is why Gallup reports that President Biden ended 2023 with a 39 percent approval rating. This is the worst rating on record of any modern president at this point in their first term.
It is also why 70 percent of Americans believe the country is on the wrong track.
Americans know that Joe Biden is not up to the job. As President of the United States, the buck is supposed to stop with him.
The Biden administration failed its Day 1 pledge to “share the truth.” Americans are left to suffer the consequences.
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