Biden Senior Advisor Called ‘Squad’ (expletive) Idiots: Forthcoming Book

White House senior adviser and director of the Office of Public Engagement Cedric Richmond called two prominent “Squad” members “(expletive) idiots,” according to a new book being released next week.

New York Times reporters Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin have released an excerpt of the book, “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future.” The book asserts that Richmond, a former U.S. House member, made the comments in reference to Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich).

Much of Richmond’s ire was directed at the Sunrise Movement, a leftist climate advocacy group both support that attacked President Joe Biden after his being appointed as senior adviser. The activist organization previously criticized Biden for utilizing Richmond’s expertise because they said he accepted campaign donations from constituents who worked for energy companies.

The Sunrise Movement’s Twitter account lambasted him for being cozy with energy companies and keeping quiet while “polluters poisoned his own community.” It was then that Richmond, according to the book excerpt, telephoned a friend and called Ocasio-Cortez and Tlaib “(expletive) idiots.”

Richmond, a Louisiana Democrat who was a co-chair of the Biden campaign, is no stranger to riling up the party’s radical progressive wing. After losing seats in the House of Representatives in 2020 when predictions called for increasing their majority, Richmond said Democrats were pummeled by slogans like “defund the police.” Declaring the goal is to “win first and govern second,” he noted the importance of the party’s progressives while acknowledging their words “cost us some Democratic members.”

Presidential counselor Steve Ricchetti also criticized — though in milder terms — the radical representatives. During negotiations with Trump administration officials early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the book says Ricchetti observed that the left wingers do not “understand that they lost.” Progressives were not happy with either party’s efforts for stimulus relief.

Neither representative offered a comment when asked for a reaction to the excerpt.

Much like movie trailers, book previews are designed to intrigue and motivate buyers to purchase them. Of course they will highlight the most tantalizing nuggets to create publicity and interest. That being said, between revelations of First Lady Jill Biden’s disgust with the selection of Kamala Harris as VP and now this, “This Will Not Pass” is doing a fantastic job so far.