In the latest fiasco from this administration, Attorney General Merrick Garland is stepping down, albeit temporarily, due to back surgery. And who’s taking over? None other than Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco. This move, announced by DOJ spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa, is yet another example of the constant shuffle and instability plaguing the Biden government.
Garland’s undergoing a “minimally invasive” lower back surgery for stenosis, and we’re supposed to believe he’ll be back at work next week. But let’s face it, with this administration’s track record of transparency (or lack thereof), who knows what the real story is? We’re talking about a 90-minute surgery under general anesthesia, and they expect us to believe it’s just a quick in-and-out?
This whole scenario reeks of the same secrecy and incompetence that’s become the hallmark of Biden’s presidency. Remember Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s secret hospitalization at Walter Reed? Not even the White House or his deputy were in the loop until days later. And when they finally did find out, it was about a urinary tract infection following prostate cancer surgery that no one seemed to know about. Talk about a circus!
Austin’s situation raised serious questions about Biden’s own health and capability. The White House’s response? A weak promise to “do better” and a few updated protocols. Now, Garland’s stepping aside for surgery, and once again, we’re left wondering if we’re getting the full story.
It’s becoming increasingly clear that this administration is in over its head. They can’t even manage their own health issues without causing a stir. How are they supposed to manage the country?
The irony of Garland’s surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis, a condition caused mostly by age-related issues, isn’t lost on us. It’s like a metaphor for the entire administration: crumbling under the weight of its own incompetence and age.
With Garland out and Monaco in, even if it’s just for a short while, we’re left to wonder: what’s next for this administration? Can we expect more health-related drama? More secrecy? More incompetence? One thing’s for sure: we’re not holding our breath for any real transparency or efficiency from these folks.
This administration’s handling of its officials’ health matters is just a small window into the larger issue at hand. If they can’t be upfront and efficient about this, how can we trust them with the security and well-being of our nation? It’s high time we had leaders who are not only physically capable but also transparent and competent. This endless game of musical chairs in the Biden administration is nothing short of a national embarrassment.