(RepublicanDaily.org) – Do you think relatives of senior lawmakers in US Congress should be eligible to land prestigious, well-paid federal government jobs? Some would argue there’s potential for conflicts of interest when this takes place, but it doesn’t seem to bother the Biden administration. Recently, a federal agency announced it gave a senior job to a relative of one of the most powerful Democratic politicians in Washington, DC.
On Monday, April 11, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it had appointed Alexis Pelosi as a senior adviser in its Office of Community Planning and Development, as reported by Fox News. Pelosi is married to Laurence Pelosi, the nephew of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) husband, Paul Pelosi. According to Fox, HUD rejected the idea Alexis Pelosi was appointed because of her family connections, insisting the nomination was related to her background and skills.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 13, 2022
The office where Alexis Pelosi now works is tasked to provide government assistance in certain areas of the country to maintain livability standards. The office promotes employment, small business growth, property availability, and other initiatives in these locations.
Do you think appointments like these are fair, or should the administration make an effort to appoint people who don’t have close family ties at the highest levels of government?
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