- Former Domestic Policy Adviser Susan Rice reportedly called HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra a “bitch-ass” and an “idiot” over his handling of migrant shelters.
- Rice allegedly criticized Becerra’s reluctance to find more space in child migrant shelters.
- Rice has also reportedly clashed with Vice President Kamala Harris and DHS adviser Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall.
A former top adviser for President Joe Biden, Susan Rice, reportedly called Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra a “bitch-ass” over his handling of migrant shelters, according to Axios. Rice, who served as the Domestic Policy Adviser before stepping down in April, privately attacked Becerra for what she believed was his reluctance to find more space in child migrant shelters. She also reportedly referred to him as an “idiot.”
HHS spokesperson Jeff Nesbit reportedly said the Biden administration has taken great strides to increase the space in child migrant shelters. “The Trump administration severely restricted [the Office of Refugee Resettlement] capacity to serve children referred to our care,” Nesbit said, according to Axios. “We worked quickly, but under any circumstances, you can’t stand up licensed child-care beds overnight, much less in the middle of a pandemic.”
Rice also reportedly passed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas a note that read “Don’t save him” in reference to Becerra while President Joe Biden tore into him during a meeting, according to Axios. She has also reportedly clashed with Vice President Kamala Harris and DHS adviser Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall.
In the summer of 2020, Rice reportedly entered competition with Harris for Biden’s running mate position and accused Harris’ team of being partly responsible for negative coverage of her, the outlet reported. The former adviser believed she was more informed on the U.S.-Mexico border, and Harris has since come under great scrutiny for her handling of the border after being appointed “border czar.”
Clear Thoughts (op-ed)
The recent revelation that former top Biden adviser Susan Rice reportedly called HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra a “bitch-ass” and an “idiot” over his handling of migrant shelters is a prime example of the dysfunction and chaos within the Biden administration.
This infighting and lack of unity only serve to hinder the government’s ability to address the ongoing border crisis effectively. The fact that Rice has also reportedly clashed with Vice President Kamala Harris and DHS adviser Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall further demonstrates the lack of cohesion and leadership in tackling this pressing issue.
The Biden administration should be focused on finding effective solutions to the border crisis rather than engaging in petty squabbles. The American people deserve better from their leaders. It’s time for the administration to put aside their differences and work together for the greater good of the nation.
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