Former VP Biden and Senator Warren jointly wrote an opinion piece published in The Kansas City Star today. It’s about the lack of coronavirus relief oversight under the current embezzler in the Oval Office.
The piece lays out the glaring issues with disbursement of federal funds now and recommends ways to clean up current and future relief efforts, including addressing conflicts of interest (e.g., profiteering by crooks like Sens. Loeffler and Burr), stopping lobbyists from influencing the direction of the money hose and ending Trump’s outrageous and intolerable refusal to submit relief package disbursement to oversight.
I highly recommend reading the whole thing. I found the conclusion especially compelling because it makes clear to Trump and potential partners in corruption that there will be no “look forward, not backward” bullshit when Trump loses the election:
If Congress and the Trump administration are unwilling to act now, then we will ensure that these changes are made in January 2021, both through new legislation and immediate executive commitments made by the Biden administration.
The Biden administration will appoint an inspector general to review every coronavirus relief transaction currently evading serious scrutiny. Wasteful, corrupt deals and giveaways will be rooted out and undone. Suspicious transactions will be referred to the Justice Department for investigation and prosecution. Every Trump administration official and business executive contemplating such deals should hear us loud and clear. Trump may wink and nod at this corruption. We will not.
Real unemployment in America is soaring. But for many Americans, our economy wasn’t working even before the devastation of the COVID-19 crisis. As we recover, we have the opportunity to create an economy that truly works for everyone. That begins with a government that is accountable to the people — and that is what we will deliver.
Even before the pandemic, Trump and his inept, greedy cronies were running the most openly corrupt administration in history, and now they are flagrantly taking advantage of the worst public health crisis in a century to line their pockets. Rooting the crooks out and restoring faith in good governance should be central to the 2020 campaign, and this signals it will be. Bravo, VP Biden and Senator Warren!