Biden’s senior White House adviser called ‘Squad’ members ‘f — ing idiots’: book

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A new book published by a couple of New York Times reporters writes that the director and senior adviser to the White House Office of Public Engagement, Cedric Richmond, referred to two prominent members of “The Squad” as “f — ing idiots “.

An excerpt from the new book, “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future” by Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin, acquired by Fox News Digital writes that Richmond, a former member of the House of Representatives, made the comments about reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., To a friend.

According to the book, which will be published next Tuesday, Richmond was the loudest of President Biden’s advisers, who were preparing for a progressive party mutiny, blew up the Democrats’ left wing for having misunderstood the 2020 campaign results and not having political wisdom on a phone. call a Louisiana ally after his appointment was announced.

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Rep.  Cedric Richmond announces he is leaving Congress to serve as an adviser to newly elected President Joe Biden on November 17, 2020.

Rep. Cedric Richmond announces he is leaving Congress to serve as an adviser to newly elected President Joe Biden on November 17, 2020.
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Richmond had been targeted by the progressive activist group Sunrise Movement because of his ties to fossil fuels and was not so pleased with Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib and the other “Squad” members who went so far as to call them “f– -ing idiots. “

President Steve Ricchetti’s adviser also had words for “Squad,” though less harsh than Richmond, telling a Capitol Hill Biden ally that “the problem with the left is that they do not understand that they lost.”

Ricchetti’s remarks came as progressives targeted both Democrats and Republicans at the COVID stimulus bills, viewing them as not giving enough money to citizens and criticizing the lack of funds going to state governments.

Rep.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks during a meeting on immigration outside the Capitol on December 7, 2021.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks during a meeting on immigration outside the Capitol on December 7, 2021.
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The reporters’ new book also dives into First Lady Jill Biden’s frustration that Vice President Kamala Harris was removed to the post after attacking Biden in the 2019 Democratic primary debates.

“‘There are millions of people in the United States,” she began, according to the book. “‘Why,’ she asked, ‘should we choose the one who attacked Joe,’ ‘the authors wrote of a conversation Jill Biden had, after teaching Harris, become a leading candidate to serve as Biden’s deputy.

President Joe Biden makes remarks at a Black History Month celebration at the White House on February 28, 2022.

President Joe Biden makes remarks at a Black History Month celebration at the White House on February 28, 2022.
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However, several from Biden’s inner circle supported Harris on the ticket. Ron Klain, now chief of staff at the White House, had been tasked with investigating vice presidential candidates and, according to the book, told Biden early on that Harris was the most qualified for the job, as she herself had applied for the presidency.

The White House and Tlaibs and Ocasio-Cortez’s offices did not respond to Fox News Digital’s requests for comment.

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