Donald Trump of course was accused of nepotism for having Ivanka and Jared around. But Jared ended up brokering peace between Israel and several of its neighbors, which was not a bad day’s work.
Anyway, while less pronounced than under Trump, nepotism is coursing through the Biden administration too.
Is there a little work Hunter can do? He’s an expert in energy stuff, apparently.
According to the Washington Examiner:
The White House onboarded Julia Reed last week as Biden’s day scheduler after she helped the campaign stage events as an advance aide, according to Politico. The former Chicago-based middle school teacher and Teach for America alumna is the daughter of Bruce Reed, Biden’s deputy chief of staff and former President Bill Clinton’s top domestic policy adviser.
Reed joins Steve Ricchetti’s children, daughter Shannon and son Daniel, in the Biden administration. The elder Ricchetti, another Clinton White House deputy chief of staff and former lobbyist, is now a Biden presidential counselor, while Shannon works in the White House Office of the Social Secretary and Daniel is a senior adviser to the State Department Office of the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security.
Sarah Donilon was also part of the Commerce Department’s agency review team during Biden’s transition. Her mother is Ambassador Cathy Russell, director of the White House Office of Presidential Personnel and chief of staff to Jill Biden when she was second lady, while her uncle Mike Donilon is a longtime Biden aide and presidential senior adviser.
Spouses, too, comprise the executive’s upper echelons.
White House chief of staff Ron Klain’s wife Monica Medina, an alumna of former President Barack Obama’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, was nominated last month to become assistant secretary of Biden’s State Department Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Science Affairs.
Former Obama White House counsel Bob Bauer, husband to Anita Dunn, another presidential senior adviser, was named to Biden’s Supreme Court commission.