Susan Rice will step down as Joe Biden’s top domestic policy advisor next month, the White House announced Monday. In a statement announcing her departure, Joe Biden praised Rice’s “steady leadership” over her more than two years with the administration, highlighting her role in advancing the regime’s socialist agenda, such as “strengthening” ObamaCare and imposing “equity” policies on the workforce of the entire U.S. government.
Biden also credited Rice with working to “cap the cost of insulin at $35,” a policy former President Donald Trump had achieved in 2020. When Biden took office, he immediately froze Trump’s Health and Human Services (HHS) rule for a review, and months later, when the regime decided to keep the policy, Biden took full credit for it.
Incredibly, Biden also touted Rice’s work reversing “the previous Administration’s” successful immigration policies.
“I surprised a lot of people when I named Ambassador Susan Rice as my Domestic Policy Advisor,” Biden said. “Susan was synonymous with foreign policy, having previously served as National Security Advisor and UN Ambassador. But what I knew then and what we all know now – after more than two years of her steady leadership of the Domestic Policy Council – it’s clear: there is no one more capable, and more determined to get important things done for the American people than Susan Rice.”
“Thanks to her tireless efforts, we expanded and strengthened the Affordable Care Act, released a comprehensive national mental health strategy, and finally enabled Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices for seniors and cap the cost of insulin at $35,” the statement continued. “We’ve taken historic actions to reduce gun violence and advance police reform. We are addressing our failed approach to marijuana. We have embedded equity into the work of the entire federal government. We are making college more affordable and accessible and providing student debt relief. We are increasing access to high quality child care and long-term care. We have committed to a bold national strategy to end hunger and reduce diet-related disease by 2030. We reversed the harmful immigration policies of the previous Administration, reunified more than 670 children separated from their families, and rebuilt the broken system of care for unaccompanied children, putting their safety and well-being first and foremost. The list goes on, and would not have been possible without Susan.”
While taking credit for reunifying 670 children to their families, the Biden regime has reportedly lost track of another 85,000. Since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2021, 345,807 unaccompanied minors have been allowed to enter the United States through the southwest land border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics show.
Thousands of these minors “have ended up in punishing jobs across the country—working overnight in slaughterhouses, replacing roofs, operating machinery in factories—all in violation of child labor laws,” the New York Times reported in February.
The Biden administration facilitated this explosive growth of child labor for a reason.
In March of 2021, when images of men, women, and children packed like sardines into “pods” and sleeping under foil blankets in overflow centers dominated the news, Rice “told staff members she was frustrated with the situation, according to the Times.
Ms. Rice vented in a note she scribbled on a memo detailing the position of advocates, who believed a pandemic-era border closure was compelling parents to send unaccompanied children, sometimes called U.C.s.
“This is BS,” Ms. Rice wrote, according to a copy of the memo reviewed by The Times. “What is leading to ‘voluntary’ separation is our generosity to UCs!”
Not long after that, the Department of Health and Human Services reportedly “began loosening its vetting restrictions and urging case managers to speed the process along.” This has led to a horrific explosion of child sex-trafficking and forced labor in the United States.
Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) blasted Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas last week for the regime’s backward immigration policies, saying, “You have at every stage facilitated this modern-day indentured servitude of minor children!”
Hawley noted that the Biden regime changed Title 42 to allow children “to come into the United States and then to be sent into the interior of the country.” And when unaccompanied minors flooded the border and became “an optics crisis” for the regime, officials and agencies were pressured to skip the vetting process of sponsors to “get the kids out as soon as possible.”
Biden praised Rice’s record and thanked her for her history making public service.
“As the only person to serve as both National Security Advisor and Domestic Policy Advisor, Susan’s record of public service makes history,” Biden said. “But what sets her apart as a leader and colleague is the seriousness with which she takes her role and the urgency and tenacity she brings, her bias towards action and results, and the integrity, humility and humor with which she does this work. I thank Susan for her service, her counsel and her friendship. I will miss her.”
Rice served as national security adviser and United Nations ambassador under former President Barack Obama.
During the Obama years, Rice became known for telling obvious falsehoods that “bordered on the pathological,” Victor Davis Hanson once opined at American Greatness. Her lies “went beyond even the demands put upon her for partisan spinning,” Hanson noted in the 2020 post.
On five occasions, Rice lied to the media that the murder of Americans in Benghazi, Libya by al-Qaida affiliated-terrorists was a result of spontaneous rioting—in response to an obscure, rogue, and right-wing Coptic filmmaker. She later attributed such dissimulation to a lack of information, when we now know that the truth of Benghazi—and the larger landscape of events that ensured something like a Benghazi—were only too known. The video was a canard.
Rice assured the nation that the AWOL and traitorous Bowe Bergdahl was a hostage taken during combat and had served nobly (“with honor and distinction”). In fact, the renegade Bergdahl likely was exchanged for terrorist prisoners for two reasons: one, to diminish the number of terrorists held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility as promised by Obama during his campaign, and two, to highlight the humanitarian skills of Barack Obama in bringing home an American “hero,” especially defined as one who was so loudly aware of his own
“I am deeply grateful to @potus for trusting and empowering me to serve as his Domestic Policy Advisor,” Rice wrote on Twitter in response to the White House announcement. “I love the team @DPC and in the @WhiteHouse. There are no more dedicated public servants. I am so proud of all we have been able to accomplish together for the American people.”
I am deeply grateful to @potus for trusting and empowering me to serve as his Domestic Policy Advisor. I love the team @ DPC and in the @WhiteHouse. There are no more dedicated public servants. I am so proud of all we have been able to accomplish together for the American people.
— Susan Rice (@AmbRice46) April 24, 2023
A replacement for Rice hasn’t yet been announced, but according to reports, Neera Tanden, Biden’s staff secretary and a senior adviser, was being considered.