At this point, a Joe Biden screw up is not something unusual but rather just a normal almost everyday occurrence.
Joe Biden Makes a Plundered Announcement
On Tuesday, the Democratic presidential nominee butchered the name of his nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Biden, who is a former vice president, also didn’t know the name of the department which he called the department of “health and education services.”
Biden made the big mistakes were during his official announcement that he would nominate California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to lead the HHS.
Joe Biden calls the Department of Health and Human Services "Health and Education Services."
He also mispronounces the name of his nominee Xavier Becerra. pic.twitter.com/cB2uBSBww6
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 8, 2020
On Sunday, reports were swirling about his choice to lead HHS. Many seemed surprised at his choice of Becerra because his name wasn’t brought up at all until a couple of days before the announcement.
A report in 2002 showed that Becerra had tried to get convicted drug trafficker and son of a donor to his campaigns commuted for their crimes.
The Daily Wire reports:
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who has been selected by former Vice President Joe Biden to be his Secretary of Health and Human Services in a prospective Biden administration, contacted not only then-U.S. attorney Alejandro Mayorkas, Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security, about commuting the sentence of a convicted drug trafficker whose father had donated thousands of dollars to Becerra’s campaigns, but also the Bill Clinton White House. The drug trafficker, Carlos Vignali, ended up receiving a commutation from Clinton in January 2001.
Horacio Vignali, whose son Carlos was in prison, sought help from politicians including then-Congressman Becerra to have his son released. A 2002 House report stated, “Congressman Becerra conceded that the Vignalis were not members of his constituency but that Horacio had been a friend and contributor of his for five years,” delineating donations of roughly “$11,000 to his political action committee between 1998 and 2001, $2,475 to his congressional campaigns, and $3,500 toward his subsequent failed bid for Los Angeles mayor,” as Fox News reported.
Many medical experts have been critical of Biden’s decision due to Becerra’s complete inexperience in health policy.