Biden Breaks Promise, Refuses to Fire White House Aid for Threatening Reporter

A Deputy Press Secretary for President Biden resigned on Feb. 13th for threatening a reporter who was going to expose his relationship with a third-party reporter working for Axios.

T.J. Ducklo was on a weeklong suspension without pay after telling a Vanity Fair reporter, “I will destroy you” after she was working on a story covering Ducklo’s relationship with the Axios reporter who had covered Joe Biden’s presidential campaign and transition.

T.J. Ducklo

Reporters hammered White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki about this ugly personnel situation that went down less than four weeks into the Biden administration. The fact that Ducklo was suspended and never fired by Biden appears to be a hypocritical response based on what Biden said only a few weeks ago.

Remember what Biden said while conducting a virtual swearing-in of his new staff? “If you ever work with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I will fire you on the spot. No ifs, ands or buts.”

This is a disturbing ordeal less than a month into a new administration. Democrats claim to be the Party for women’s equality, and yet here we are so soon into a Biden presidency, and a Deputy White House Press Secretary was caught bullying and threatening a female reporter.


Many folks on Twitter feel the same way:

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