Biden’s New Chief Of Staff Tweeted About Elections In 2014 — Didn’t Age Well

Shortly after Joe Biden announced his pick for his new White House chief of staff, a 2014 tweet reemerged. In it, he made an interesting allegation regarding our democratic process — and to say it isn’t aging well is a bit of an understatement. It’s definitely raising some eyebrows. Don’t miss this.

Joe Biden (left), Ronald Klain (right) (Photo Credit: Flickr/Gage Skidmore, Screenshot)

Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is moving forward with an anticipated transition of power from President Donald Trump after the mainstream media declared him the victor of the now-contested 2020 presidential race. On Wednesday, Biden selected Ronald Klain as his White House chief of staff — a move he might be strongly regretting now.

Within hours of naming Klain to the new position, a 2014 tweet reemerged that’s raising eyebrows. The tweet came from Klain himself in response to claims that elections are “rigged.” Of course, the liberal left, including the mainstream media and big tech giants have repeatedly reassured us that we can trust the election results.

In fact, Facebook has even gone so far as to post the following in their users’ newsfeeds following the 2020 election:

Facebook tells its users that voter fraud is “historically rare” following the 2020 presidential election. (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Twitter hasn’t been much different, flagging any claims about election fraud, rigging, or interference as “disputed,” like the one below from President Donald Trump:

Twitter flags President Trump’s tweet about “rigged” election as “disputed.” (Photo Credit: Twitter)

The left was apparently singing a different tune in 2014, including Biden’s new chief of staff, Ronald Klain. In response to Vox posting an article titled, “68% of Americans think elections are rigged,” Klain made a remark that’s certainly not aging well in light of recent events. In it, Klain declared that elections are “rigged.”

Reacting to the article, claiming “68% of Americans think elections are rigged,” Klain replied, “That’s because they are.” And, it didn’t take long for screenshots of the controversial tweet to go viral.

In 2014, Ronald Klain, Biden’s new chief of staff, said elections are “rigged.” (Photo Credit: Twitter)

To be fair, the article, which was written by Vox founder Ezra Klein, argues, “Elections are rigged in favor of incumbents. And they’re basically right,” but claims election fraud isn’t the problem, The Blaze reported. Instead, Klein wrote, “Incumbents get a voice in gerrymandering — meaning that the politicians, in an inversion of the normal rules of democracy, get to choose their voters.”

According to the article, which cited a 2014 Rasmussen poll, “very few congressional elections are seriously competitive” because “reelection rates for incumbents tend to hover around 90 percent — and they occasionally get perilously close to 100 percent.” It adds that the “powers of incumbency are so strong that overall congressional approval ratings barely affect congressional reelection rates.”

It’s not known, however, whether Klain was reacting to the information contained within the article or the headline alone when he declared that elections are “rigged.” What is inarguable, though, is that Klain’s tweet was still up as of Thursday morning, and Twitter had not slapped a warning label on it.

The tweet isn’t the only controversial remark Klain has made about elections that seems to fly in the face of what the left is now saying about Trump and anyone who supports a recount or investigation into potential voter fraud. “The idea that people were going to vote after the election and have those votes count, that’s a pretty irregular idea,” Klain said in 2000.

Klain, who was the general counsel to Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore during the Florida recount against Republican George W. Bush, was arguing against counting overseas absentee ballots, which would have “potentially thrown out the votes of hundreds of military members stationed overseas,” CNN reported.

Regardless of what Klain might have meant with his response to Vox’s article, the point is that big tech giants won’t offer those on the right the same courtesy. We can’t question the legitimacy of the 2020 election at all. God forbid, you mention the word “rigged,” and you will be censored or labeled as misinformation. But, these social media platforms claim to be a place for “all ideas.” Is it any wonder Republicans disagree?

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Christy is a Christian conservative wife, mother, writer, and business owner. After almost 20 years in healthcare, she retired from the field to pursue what she felt was her calling. With the support of her husband, she successfully ventured into a rewarding career as a news commentator, opinion columnist, and editor. She's passionate about her faith, traditional Christian values, family, and the Second Amendment.