Joe Biden’s administration continues turning over amid growing scandals and sinking poll numbers.
Biden’s hand picked Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh joins Chief of Staff Ron Klain in abandoning the Biden White House weeks into a classified documents scnadal, suspected Chinese spy balloon. The news also comes as the gatekeeping, kingmaking Washington Post and New York Times ran scathing articles about the lackluster Kamala Harris.
All told, a lot of insiders are revealing how much they know by distancing themselves from the corrupt, octegenarian president.
“Walsh’s departure would come amid a wider shakeup within the Biden administration as it begins the tail end of its first term in office and prepares for a possible reelection campaign,” Politico reported.
A former union official who previously headed up the Building and Construction Trades Council in Boston, Walsh is set to return to his roots in organized labor after giving some consideration to making another run at elected office in his home state of Massachusetts.
News of Walsh’s move was first reported by The Daily Faceoff. It was not immediately clear what his exit day would be, and neither the White House nor the Labor Department immediately returned requests for comment.
Walsh played a high-profile role in several of the administration’s interactions with organized labor. He brokered an eleventh-hour compromise between freight rail carriers and unions in September and visited the West Coast as port workers renegotiated their contract with employers. But it’s a mixed track record: Congress eventually had to weigh in on the railroad dispute, and West Coast port talks remain ongoing.
Just last week, Ron Klain announced his departure from the enviable position as Chief of Staff, widely seen as the role that directed much of Biden’s day-to-day decision making. Embarrassingly, Klain broke down in tears while announcing his resignation.
That abominable display of emotion can be seen below.
What’s with all the crying in DC the last 2 days?
— John Strom (@JohnStrom64) February 2, 2023
Klain can be seen sobbing while describing the “best souvenir I got in two years as White House chief of staff.” “It’s always symbolized to me the fact that this team has been rock-solid,” Klain tearfully said.
With Democrats, one never knows when the authenticity ends and the deception begins.
Marty Walsh is a former Boston mayor, is a former union official who brought both political and labor “bona fides,” as CNN wrote. He was also open about his recovery as an alcoholic, which, partisanship aside, is a good thing. Most people have been personally impacted or know someone close to them who has been impacted by the ravages of addiction.
Two years after going to detox, he became a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. While in the statehouse, he said, he decided to speak out about his recovery after hearing his mentor Kevin Fitzgerald, a former Massachusetts state lawmaker, speak openly about his own recovery.
Since becoming labor secretary, Walsh says he’s had conversations with different federal agencies about recovery-related programs modeled after his work as mayor. He was also a central figure in key negotiations between railroad companies and union leaders to avoid a strike in November.
With Klain and Walsh out, and the Democrat machine actively working against Kamala Harris, it’s clear something is afoot. While turnover is typical in a presidential administration, the news against both Biden and Harris is not standard, especially from a supportive media ally.
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