Quiet Resignations Leave White House in State of Chaos

Quiet Resignations Leave White House in State of Chaos

(RightWing.org) – Slowly but surely, the walls appear to be caving in around President Joe Biden. News reports emerged this week revealing that his son, Hunter Biden, is pleading guilty to criminal charges related to tax fraud and is entering into a deferred agreement on gun charges.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell recently testified that the country’s labor market remains unstable while presenting the Fed’s semiannual Monetary Policy Report. He also warned that it remained highly likely that he would raise interest rates by the end of 2023, coinciding with the timing of current estimates of a mild recession.

Migrants continue flooding across the nation’s southern border in unprecedented numbers, setting off predictions of increased human trafficking and drug smuggling operations. The problems facing the country and Biden’s apparent inability or unwillingness to handle them touches nearly every aspect of American life.

Amid this serious backdrop of problems, the president also has a staffing problem that has thrown the White House into chaos.

Biden Administration Resignations Hit Critical Mass

The Brookings Institution, a prestigious think tank based in the nation’s capital, has been tracking the turnover of vital presidential advisors, not including cabinet-level officials. As of May 26, Biden has lost roughly 52% of those aides, informally referred to as his “A-Team” by Brookings.

Biden has lost key personnel impacting daily life in the White House, beginning with Jessica Hertz, his WH staff secretary and deputy assistant to the president. She only lasted a few months, departing in mid-October 2021. Two months later, the Director of the WH Office of Presidential Personnel, Cathy Russell, resigned.

In 2022, Biden lost his legal advisor to the National Security Council, Jonathan Cedarbaum; Office of Science and Technology Policy head Eric Lander; WH press secretary and assistant to the president Jen Psaki; and 16 other A-Team members. Additionally, Kamala Harris’ chief of staff, Tina Flournoy, resigned in April.

The trend is continuing in 2023 with the loss of eight key personnel, including Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Klain, and National Cyber Director Chris Inglis. Brian Deese, the head of the National Economic Council, and communications director Kate Bedingfield also departed this year.

The Biden administration is also losing key personnel in charge of maintaining border security.

Members of Biden’s Border Security Team Are Quietly Departing

On June 21, The National Pulse published a stunning report detailing recent departures from the president’s border team, beginning with Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security John Tien, who quietly resigned earlier in the week.

Other recent and upcoming losses include US Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz, who is retiring at the end of June. Likewise, Chis Magnus, the former commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection, retired in November 2022 — and Tae Johnson, the acting director of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is reportedly leaving.

The National Pulse reported that Biden’s handling of the situation at the nation’s southern border has “arguably been the most colossal failure” of his time in office — a telling conclusion considering the scope of the president’s many mistakes in office.

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