There is an old saying about rats knowing when to flee a sinking ship, and that may be a particularly apt descriptor for President Joe Biden’s White House.
It was announced Wednesday that one of Biden’s senior advisers, White House Counsel Dana Remus, would be resigning from the administration next month, the Daily Caller reported.
The outlet noted that Remus is just the latest in a series of mid-to high-level administration officials who have left Biden’s team in recent weeks and months.
Several personnel changes in President Biden’s White House were announced in a statement issued Wednesday that largely focused on the addition of former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to the Biden team as the new Senior Advisor to the President for Public Engagement.
In other words, the former mayor turned CNN political commentator will now serve as the new spin master for the president’s communications team, which has been having trouble recently in convincing the American public to disbelieve their own eyes and ears about the state of the nation and Biden’s presidency.
As for the departure of Remus, Biden said he was “immensely grateful” for her service and that she “has been an invaluable member of my senior staff for the past 3 years and helped reinstate a culture of adherence to the rule of law. I wish her the best as she moves forward.”
Once she leaves next month, Remus will be replaced by Stuart Delery, who currently serves as Deputy Counsel to the president.
The Daily Caller noted that Remus, in her role as White House Counsel, played a key role in President Biden’s decision to reject former President Donald Trump’s claims of executive privilege to block certain documents that had been subpoenaed by the highly partisan House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot of 2021.
Remus also helped guide the nomination and confirmation process for prospective Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, who will take over for retiring Justice Stephen Breyer once he steps down at the conclusion of the high court’s current term next month.
Biden White House is a sinking ship
As for the sinking ship that is the Biden White House, FiveThirtyEight‘s compilation of major polls shows that the president’s job approval among the American people has sunk to a dismal 39.9 percent while his disapproval has climbed to 54.3 percent.
That approval rating is lower than all of Biden’s predecessors — including Trump but except for Gerald Ford — going all the way back to Harry Truman, as of Day 513 of each respective administration. Conversely, without any exceptions, Biden’s current disapproval is higher than all of the prior presidents since World War II.
Biden’s dangerously low approval is the result of several perceived failures on his part, most especially his handling of soaring gas prices and inflation, to say nothing of his costly domestic and foreign policies, all of which bodes quite poorly for his Democratic Party in November’s midterm elections as well as his own chances of being re-elected to a second term in 2024.