The Biden administration is off to a distressing start.
Bad policy is being matched with drama behind the scenes.
Now one Biden aide’s sexual relationship just turned into a full-blown scandal.
Barack Obama and other Democrats like to parrot the talking point that his administration was “scandal-free.”
Of course, anyone who lived through those years can recall a myriad of scandals such as Fast and Furious, Benghazi, and Lois Lerner to name a few.
The Biden administration isn’t even a month old and it already has a salacious sex scandal.
White House deputy press secretary TJ Ducklo was forced to resign after his sexual relationship with an Axios reporter came to light.
Ducklo tried to have the story about the relationship killed, but ended up killing his career instead.
From Vanity Fair:
“A White House official tried to quash a story about his relationship with a reporter by issuing threats and using derogatory language to another reporter pursuing it, according to two sources familiar with the incident. In a sympathetic profile Monday, People revealed that White House deputy press secretary TJ Ducklo is dating Axios political reporter Alexi McCammond, who covered the Joe Biden campaign. But behind the scenes, Ducklo had previously lashed out at Politico reporter Tara Palmeri, who was reporting the story.”
Politico had a mini-scandal of its own recently when the “woke” staff nearly revolted when conservative commentator Ben Shapiro was invited to write an entry for the daily Politico Playbook.
More from Vanity Fair:
“Ducklo tried to intimidate Palmeri by phone in an effort to kill the story. ‘I will destroy you,’ Ducklo told her, according to sources, adding that he would ruin her reputation if she published it.”
Ducklo must’ve forgotten that he lives in the Twitter universe where cancel mobs are searching for their next prey.
Vanity Fair continued:
“During the off-the-record call, Ducklo made derogatory and misogynistic comments, accusing Palmeri of only reporting on his relationship—which, due to the ethics questions that factor into the relationship between a journalist and White House official, falls under the purview of her reporting beat—because she was ‘jealous’ that an unidentified man in the past had ‘wanted to f***’ McCammond ‘and not you.’”
The Ducklo scandal was the last thing the Biden administration needed.
Press secretary Jen Psaki is already under fire with constant flip-flops and empty promises to “circle back” on basic questions she can’t answer.
Democrats often downplay or suppress their embarrassing sex scandals, but this one was too blatant to ignore.
Biden promised to remove anyone from his administration guilty of mistreatment, so Ducklo was an easy sacrificial lamb.
In addition to this mess, the Biden administration is dealing with enraged union workers over the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline, frustrated mayors and governors whose teachers’ unions refuse to work, and millions of Americans anxious to be freed from draconian COVID lockdowns.
Biden promised to be boring, but his dangerous actions have the country on pins and needles.