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Newt Gingrich Audio Update: Biden’s Latest Pick Shows How Incompetent Unionized Bureaucracy Fails

The recent story from Fox News that President Joe Biden has picked someone to run a White House program who presided over a $600 million loss to fraud is just amazing. Suzi LeVine was head of Washington state’s Employment Security Department. During her tenure, a Nigerian fraud ring using identities stolen in prior data breaches made more than 122,000 fraudulent claims in Washington state for unemployment payments. LeVine and her husband, Eric, gave $400,000 to the Biden campaign and other Democratic causes. This new job would put her in charge of a roughly $9 billion annual program, about three-quarters of the labor department budget. This nomination is something that the Senate should stop. And it’s just another example of why these big incompetent unionized bureaucracies can’t function.

– Newt

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The recent story from Fox News that President Biden has picked for someone to run a White House program who presided over a $600 million loss to a Nigerian scheme is just amazing.

Suzi LeVine was head of Washington state’s employment security department. Supposedly a Nigerian fraud ring that was really well organized. [IT] had used identities stolen in prior data breaches such as the massive 2017 Equifax breach. They made more than 122,000 fraudulent claims made in Washington state for unemployment payments. The Secret Service has announced the Washington state was the main prey of the scandal, but other States were also targeted. At the same time, California has its own unemployment scandal amounting to over $11 billion. And another 20 billion impossible losses.

This is the scale of corruption we’re now dealing with. LeVine and her husband, Eric, gave $400,000 to the Biden campaign and other Democratic causes. This new job would put her in charge of something like a $9 billion annual program, about three-quarters of the labor department budget. It is clearly something that the Senate should stop. And it’s just another example of the kind of problems these, these big incompetent unionized bureaucracies simply can’t function. It’s an enormous problem. And I think this is a good example where this one should be stopped in its tracks.