White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters during the daily briefing on Thursday that President Joe Biden is putting Domestic Policy Adviser Susan Rice in charge of the administration’s gun control efforts.
“She is coordinating the President’s whole-of-government approach to reducing gun violence,” said Jean-Pierre. “She has decades of experience coordinating interagency processes in the federal government. There is no one better at bringing department heads to the table to drive the process.”
She did not mention Rice’s role in the Obama administration’s disastrous response to the attacks on the Benghazi consulate in Libya in 2012 that left four Americans dead or her role in defending Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s service record.
“We have a whole-of-government approach that I just mentioned, that Ambassador Susan Rice is leading, along with other departments,” Jean-Pierre replied to questions about whether Biden would appoint a “czar of gun things.”
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) reacted to the news on social media. “The architect of the Benghazi cover-up?” he asked. “I can’t think of anyone worse.”