The Biden administration has been shrouded in secrecy since the President and his family took a highly personal trip to Ireland to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. The trip, which was paid for by taxpayers, included a number of family members and left many wondering who paid for the airfare and accommodations.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre attempted to explain the situation and attempted to dodge questions about the financial contributions of the Biden family. She attempted to justify the trip by saying that it is consistent with other presidents who have taken family members abroad.
However, the lack of transparency and accountability from the Biden administration is concerning. It is important for the American people to know who paid for the trip, given that the taxpayers footed the bill.
The lack of transparency raises questions of corruption and raises concerns about how taxpayer money is being spent.
It is also important to consider the message that this sends to other countries. The United States is viewed as a leader in the world and it is important for the President and his family to be role models and to set an example of transparency and accountability.
It is also concerning that the Biden administration is not following the same protocols as other presidents when it comes to taking family members abroad. This raises questions about the lack of oversight and accountability within the administration and whether they are using taxpayer money responsibly.
The Biden administration must be held accountable and be transparent about how taxpayer money is being spent. The American people deserve to know the truth and to have confidence in their leaders.
It is unacceptable for the Biden administration to hide information from the public and to dodge questions about the financial contributions of the Biden family. Transparency and accountability is essential for any government and the Biden administration must do better.
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.