If you thought Trump aides were bad get a load of this guy. Biden aide TJ Ducklo threatened Politico journalist Tara Palmeri who was covering his relationship with another journalist. In conversation with the reporter Tara Palmieri he threatened to “destroy her” and then proceeded to degrade her by saying another man “wanted to f—” McCammond” instead of her. If that is not misogynistic I don’t know what is. The unfortunate thing is that the Biden administration hasn’t done anything about it. He was only suspended for a week without pay. Come on seriously, he get’s a week off work for threatening a reporter? That is a slap on the wrist for him and a slap in the face to Tara Palmeri.
Joe Biden when he began his presidency said ” If you’re ever working with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect or talk down to someone, I promise you, I will fire you on the spot — on the spot.” What happened? Does that not apply to this situation? The message is now clear for the rest of Biden’s staff, if you disrespect people and are caught we will suspend you for a week. I’m sorry but that is bullshit.
I am vehemently against cancel culture, so this situation puts me into a tough situation. Part of me feels that he should be fired for being misogynistic, but than part of me has empathy for him. If I had a private relationship and a reporter was trying to nosy their way into it I would probably be upset too. However, there is no excuse for misogynistic comments ever. I say there is a 50/50 chance this guy gets fired. Even though he is currently suspended for a week I wouldn’t be shocked if they just let him go all together as it’s a bad look for the Biden administration. Time will tell.