Analysis – As many questioned Joe Biden’s mental acuity in recent months, some argued that Kamala Harris would gain increasing influence and also be the stalking horse for the far left in Biden’s White House. However, it is now becoming clearer that the real power behind the throne may be Barack Hussein Obama, and his stalking horse is his former controversial National Security Advisor and Ambassador to the U.N – Susan Rice.
Biden has officially given Rice the title of director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, but Rice’s lack of domestic policy expertise makes that pure theater. On Fox News, former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell called it “a joke” arguing that Rice is the one calling the shots in Washington today, not Joe Biden, or Kamala Harris.
Earlier this month, Grenell predicted Rice – infamous for her role in the Benghazi disaster, would be “the shadow president” and said she needed to be watched “very closely.”
FreePressers reported on Grenell’s Fox interview noting:
Though Rice lacks experience in domestic policy, Grenell said “she’s run the national security portfolio and certainly has run the U.N. portfolio. She knows the State Department and certainly wants to be the secretary of state, so there’s no question that she’s running domestic and foreign policy.”
Rice also “is extremely excited” that Harris is preoccupied in the Senate as the deciding vote in a 50-50 split and “the shadow presidency of Susan Rice is front and center,” Grenell said. “There’s no question about that.”
Back in February 2020, Rice offensively slammed President Trump’s pick as acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Grenell, calling the openly gay former U.S. Ambassador to Germany a “hack and a shill,” adding that he is “one of the most nasty, dishonest people I’ve ever encountered.”
But Foreign Policy noted in July 2020, when Rice was being discussed as a potential Biden VP pick: “Rice also brings a lot of potential baggage, from her role in the 2012 Benghazi tragedy to a personality described by many as abrasive, a lack of political experience, and a shaky track record while helming the National Security Council (NSC).”
Meanwhile, Grenell stated in his January 17 Fox News interview that Biden now:
…clearly is not the Joe Biden of 10 years ago. He’s not even the Joe Biden of five years ago when it comes to policy issues. We saw him raise his hand during the Democratic primary for some really radical ideas.
The progressives have clearly taken over him … They wanted someone that they could control and Susan Rice being right there at the White House to be the shadow president is probably exactly where she wants to be, behind the scenes. And unchecked.