Top Biden federal authorities are grappling with a series of crises, ranging from the Mexico border to a worker shortage to support business problems. Meanwhile, detractors claim there is a massive void among top Cabinet officials.
When Will It be Too Much?
“The majority of Cabinet officials are anonymous strangers who are not well recognized by the American public. They are not competent to step forward, protecting what the government is doing in their respective areas,” Fox News correspondent Karl Rove said on Friday’s “USA Reports.”
The difficulties with which the administration is grappling cover a wide range of topics and agencies. There are substantial supply chain issues that are leading to higher costs and may lead to shortfalls around Christmas, according to the White House.
President Biden addressed the issue earlier this week, but Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg took a two-month paternity vacation without announcing it until Politico broke the story on Thursday.
#EmptyShelvesJoe trending on Twitter amid Biden's supply chain crisis https://t.co/tFFbLpeiAN pic.twitter.com/B0LLPt1UG6
— New York Post (@nypost) October 14, 2021
While Buttigieg is on vacation, the Transportation Department will not respond to requests for comment on information about who will be in command of the agency.
The southern border continues to witness a large number of immigrant entries, with many of them being discharged deep into the nation’s heartland; court dates are set far in the distance and minimal monitoring is in the interim.
However, no headway has been made in stopping the flow, which Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, as well as Vice President Harris, have indeed been tasked with.
Trump’s Policies are Back
The Trump administration’s “Remain-in-Mexico” program for asylum applicants will be reinstated, according to the Homeland Security Department, but only once a federal court orders it.
However, the Department of Homeland Security did not respond to requests from Fox News on Friday, regarding concerns the continuing influx of migrants is harming border towns. On Friday, Harris’ office did not respond to requests for comment on immigration.
Down at the Yuma border. I'm surrounded by millions of dollars worth of wall material that is lying around, unused, because Biden cancelled the wall contracts. The border crisis worsens by the day, we need to start rebuilding, NOW. pic.twitter.com/BZbKZdslK5
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) October 14, 2021
Employers in the United States are still having problems filling vacant positions, a problem that Labor Secretary Marty Walsh claimed he is having difficulty solving in a new interview with Axios.
He cited the coronavirus epidemic as a contributing factor, as well as people seeking career shifts that will allow them to achieve a better work-life mix. However, the Department of Labor did not respond to Fox News seeking comment on Friday.
This is when they were asked what concrete steps the department intended to take to address a problem Republicans attribute to the Biden administration’s policies.
Gas costs are also rising and conservatives are criticizing the Biden administration’s climate policies for this. Other events, like hurricanes and rising demand, also play a role. According to Politico, the Biden government has sought out the oil industry for assistance in lowering gas costs.