Biden’s Family-Related Hires Continue With Latest Nomination

Biden’s Family-Related Hires Continue With Latest Nomination

’s controversial decision to appoint family members to senior positions in his administration continues with Joe Biden’s tacit support for the troublesome tradition.

Biden has appointed Jennifer Clyburn Reed, House Majority Whip ’s daughter, to lead a federal commission.

Most observers believe Rep. Clyburn’s (D-S.C.) endorsement of Biden ahead of the South Carolina primary reignited his White House run. His daughter’s nomination raises more than a few eyebrows.

Fox News reports:

The political capital that Clyburn gained from his endorsement of Biden could have played a role in the president’s decision to nominate Reed to the position over someone who may be more qualified, according to government oversight group American Accountability Foundation, which uncovered the possible tie between the endorsement and nomination.

A spokesperson for Clyburn’s office did not answer Fox News’ question on whether the House majority whip’s endorsement played any part in Biden’s nomination of his daughter, instead pointing Fox News to the White House.

A White House official told Fox News it was the administration’s “priority to nominate someone who lives in the Southeast Crescent Region and who will be a strong advocate for investing resources into impoverished communities.”

“Jennifer Clyburn Reed has a long history of serving her community and would bring importance and expertise to this position,” the official said. “Reed has a background in public education and focus on equity issues and historically underrepresented populations.”

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