According to a new allegation, Jill Biden is playing a disproportionate role in her husband’s administration in order to defend him.
Jill Biden, the wife of President Joe Biden, is directly involved in the process of vetting administration officials, attending meetings, shielding her husband from the stress of long events, and performing a variety of other tasks that keep him from having to handle too much on his own, according to sources.
“Jill Biden’s reported influence in the White House comes as Joe Biden has been scrutinized for being led off stage by the first lady, and appearing to be physically led away from reporters’ questions. Jill Biden has been appearing frequently at public events and plans to hit the campaign trail going into the 2024 election,” The List reported.
Jill is “running the show” behind the scenes, according to the source:
Behind the scenes, First Lady Jill Biden might be running the show. In an interview with David Muir, President Biden was asked about a second run, and he joked, “I gotta call [Jill] and find out.” He was kidding, but there is some truth behind his wife’s influence. A former senior adviser told Politico, “She is always his final gut check.” As of April 2023, the president officially made his re-election bid. He released a campaign video where his wife can be spotted embracing the vice president, speaking out, and politicking on the campaign trail.
A former advisor to the Head of State shared, “She is usually in the room when senior campaign staff is presenting a strategy to her husband. She will ask questions. But she never weighs in on the decision.”
Jill Biden has recently made public statements in response to concerns regarding Joe Biden’s mental capacity:
His age raises concerns about agility and mental capacity. Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley proposed that politicians over the age of 75 should be required to pass a mental competency test.
However, the first lady says a competency test is absurd. In an interview with CNN, Jill Biden defended her husband saying, “How many 30-year-olds could travel to Poland, get on the train? Go nine more hours, go to Ukraine, meet with President [Volodymyr] Zelenskyy?” There’s no need for a competency test in her eyes, you just need to open yours. She says, “So, look at the man. Look what he’s doing. Look what he continues to do each and every day.”
Under President Biden, the White House has witnessed unprecedented exits.
According to a recent report, Jill Biden’s office is experiencing significant turnover due to the departure of a critical assistant.
Elizabeth Alexander, the former director of communications for Jill Biden, will manage the “messaging arm” of President Biden’s 2024 re-election campaign.
“The move speaks to how Biden’s campaign is still taking shape, one week after he announced he would seek another term. The campaign announced only two staff hires on its first day: campaign manager Julie Chavez Rodriguez and principal deputy campaign manager Quentin Fulks,” Brookings reported.
“Since 2006, Elizabeth has been a steadfast advisor to President Biden and the first lady. Her deep communications knowledge and expertise will serve the campaign well — helping stand up a campaign communication team that will reach voters where they are across all forms of media while staying true to who Joe Biden is,” Anita Dunn, a Biden adviser, said in a statement.
Alexander’s resignation is not the only one at Jill Biden’s workplace.
Rory Brosius, the project manager, resigned from her position last week. Sheila Casey, the spouse of former Army Chief of Staff General George Casey, will replace Brosius.
“As a young military spouse walking into the East Wing to intern for Joining Forces in August of 2012 to joining the Biden-Harris Administration on day one to stand up Joining Forces, this has been the journey of a lifetime,” Brosius said in her message.
Jill Biden has also been linked to media leaks; according to rumors, she screams at staff members and spends the entire day attempting to exert control over her spouse.
Since former President Ronald Reagan was in office, the Brookings study found that Biden’s top-level advisers have the second-highest rate of attrition.
According to the report, after two years, 21 “A-Team staffers” had departed.