Former Trump administration official Richard Grenell said Director of the United States Domestic Policy Council Susan Rice is pulling the strings behind the scenes when it comes to foreign policy while President Joe Biden has been absent.
“President Susan Rice is doing a great job,” Grenell told “The Count” on Newsmax TV Saturday. “She’s literally behind the scenes just pulling all the strings and nobody’s paying attention. It’s a joke that we think that she’s not running foreign policy, we know she is.”
Grenell, the former acting Director of National Intelligence, added that Rice could not be confirmed by the Senate or gather enough votes to be Secretary of State so she is now running foreign policy for Biden in the White House.
“They wanted her to be Secretary of State, but she didn’t have the votes last time or this time,” Grenell said. “She almost became vice president.”
Grenell has previously described Rice as Biden’s “shadow president.”
“She will be the shadow president,” Grenell said in Jan. “We have a president-elect in Joe Biden who 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.
Grenell also perviously said that Rice is “extremely excited that vice president Harris is preoccupied in the Senate,” permitting Rice to further gain power and influence in the Biden administration.
“If we don’t get more kind of media attention and scrutiny on what Susan Rice is doing, I think we’re really doing a disservice to the American people,” Grenell said Saturday. “You can see that Joe Biden doesn’t have a command of the foreign policy issues, doesn’t have a command of even calling world leaders.”
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20 states suing Biden administration over migrant parole program
President Joe Biden has expanded a humanitarian parole program leading to a significant increase of migrants entering the United States illegally each month. As a result, 20 states have geared up to sue the Biden administration.
Tuesday, 20 Republican states and conservative legal group America First Legal, announced their plans to sue the White House over the legality of the administration’s parole program. The program “allows up to 30,000 migrants from Haiti, Nicaragua, Cuba, and Venezuela into the homeland each month” reports Foreign Desk News.
Reports shoot the lawsuit was filed by Texas, the America First Legal and the other states in the Southern District of Texas in hopes to block the parole program.
Foreign Desk News reports of the history:
In October, the administration announced the program for Venezuelans, allowing a limited number to fly directly into the U.S. as long as they had not entered illegally, had a sponsor already, and passed certain checks. In early January, President Biden announced that the program would expand to include Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Cubans, allowing up to 30,000 a month into the U.S.
The program also allows migrants to receive work permits and a two-year authorization to live in the U.S. and was announced alongside an expansion of Title 42 expulsions to include those nationalities.
In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs argue that the program is unlawful given the “exceptionally limited” parole power the federal government has, adding that they have up to 360,000 migrants that could be allowed into the homeland a year.
The suit’s focus is on the limits placed on parole by Congress, saying that the authority is to be used on a “case-by-case basis for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit.”
“Every state in America, especially border states like Texas, is being crushed by the impacts of illegal immigration,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement to Fox News Digital.
“The Biden open borders agenda has created a humanitarian crisis that is increasing crime and violence in our streets, overwhelming local communities, and worsening the opioid crisis. This unlawful amnesty program, which will invite hundreds of thousands of aliens into the U.S. every year, will only make this immigration crisis drastically worse.”
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