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Biden Visited GM Factory After Company Paid $160,000 To Lobbyist Brother Of White House Aide

General Motors has paid Jeff Ricchetti nearly $200K to lobby White House and Congress



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Democrat President Joe Biden visited an electric car factory operated by General Motors after the automaker paid nearly $160,000 to the brother of a White House staffer, according to a new report from The Washington Free Beacon.

The report states that lobbyist Jeff Ricchetti – who works as counselor to President Biden and was chief of staff from 2013-2017 for then-Vice President Biden – has received “$160,000 in payments from General Motors since President Joe Biden took office to lobby the White House and Congress on electric vehicle tax incentives, according to his firm’s lobbying disclosure forms.”

“The investment appears to have paid off—on Wednesday, Biden will attend the grand opening of the company’s new electric vehicle factory as part of his push for Congress to ‘approve big tax incentives for zero-emission vehicles,’ precisely what Ricchetti was paid to push for,” the report continued. “Ricchetti has cashed in on his family ties to the administration. Ricchetti has already brought in $2.4 million in lobbying fees this year, double his 2020 haul of $1.2 million, according to numbers compiled by OpenSecrets. Ethics experts have criticized the Biden administration for allowing Steve Ricchetti to work on issues his brother is being paid to lobby the administration on.”

Richard Painter, a former White House ethics chief and Democratic candidate for office, believes that “Steve Ricchetti ought to completely recuse himself from any part of the legislation that his brother’s firm is lobbying on, and then have the White House not take calls from his brother.”

General Motors reportedly paid Ricchetti’s firm, Ricchetti Incorporated, to lobby on “issues related to tax incentives for electric vehicles and charging stations,” “the availability of semiconductors,” and “climate policy that affect the automobile industry.”

The Washington Free Beacon noted, “Three of Steve Ricchetti’s children work in the Biden administration, prompting Politico to label Biden’s White House ‘the Ricchetti administration.’ Walter Shaub, White House ethics chief during the Obama administration, said the Biden administration’s decision to permit nepotism amounts to a ‘f— you’ to ethics experts.

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  1. BlueBoomerang

    November 20, 2021 at 9:15 am

    Biden is busy with his ‘social engineering’ and ‘human infrastructure’ narratives. Translation: redistributing wealth according to pays the Democrat Party millions of dollars. Conversely, Biden is busy destroying companies that were favored by the Trump Administration, like Oil and Gas. Never has such a blatantly evil administration existed. It simply takes my breath away.

  2. Samuel Delaney

    November 20, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    Never ending grift.

  3. DG

    November 28, 2021 at 9:14 am

    When we the people get a real government in office, these grifters had better be investigated and prosecuted for their bad behavior.

  4. Diana Wagner

    November 28, 2021 at 10:52 am

    Same old Dem pay to play scam.

  5. Steve Donnelly

    December 1, 2021 at 8:19 am

    I have no idea why anybody believes a word this lying B’d Biden says!

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