(USA Features) Fox News contributor and host Rachel Campos-Duffy demanded to know Friday who is pulling the strings behind President Joe Biden after a bizarre remark he made before taking questions from reporters following a Thursday press conference.
Biden had finished providing a briefing on the deadly attacks against U.S. forces in Kabul, Afghanistan when he moved on to take questions, telling reporters he was “instructed” about which ones to call on.
Campos-Duffy suggested that there were others behind the scenes who are actually running the White House and the Biden presidency, which is not good for the country.
“All of us have wondered who is behind this president? He’s clearly not in charge and I think Americans have a right to know who’s in charge,” she said during a panel discussion on Friday’s “Fox & Friends.”
“Last night on Laura Ingraham’s show, I believe it was Congressman [Mark] Green said that he was briefed that the president was told not to close Bagram Air Base and he did it anyway, and so we know that Joe Biden has bad judgment but we also know he’s not there and I’m sorry, 13 military members are dead,” she added.
“Hundreds of Americans are trapped behind enemy lines and the American people deserve to know who is in charge and if he’s not up to the job, something has to be done,” she continued.
“This is unsustainable.”
Others have suggested that Biden isn’t actually in charge of his own White House, but there has been no evidence made public suggesting otherwise.
“So just who are those people that constitute the real “brain trust” behind Joe Biden’s tele-prompted messaging and pocket crib notes? Yeah, you’re likely thinking Kamala, Bernie, Elizabeth, AOC — maybe even Nancy,” columnist Larry Bell wrote last month at Newsmax.
“You might be somewhat right,” he continued, suggesting that Obama holdovers including White House Domestic Policy Director Susan Rice, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain, Deputy Chief of Staff Bruce Reed and Deputy Assistant to the President Stefanie Feldman, among others.
For his money, former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell believes it’s Rice.
“Look, I’ve said it before but I think it’s worth repeating…she’s been given a portfolio as to domestic policy. We all know that that’s a joke,” he said in January shortly after Biden was sworn into office.
Though she has no experience in domestic policy, “she’s run the national security portfolio and certainly has run the U.N. portfolio,” Grenell said.
“She knows the State Department and certainly wants to be the secretary of state,” he added, “so there’s no question that she’s running domestic and foreign policy.”
Earlier, Grenell predicted Rice would be “the shadow president” and said she needed to be watched “very closely.”
In his address Thursday, Biden threatened retaliation against those responsible for the attack, believed to be members of the ISIS-K terrorist organization.
“We will not be deterred by terrorists. We will not let them stop our mission. We will continue the evacuation,” Biden said in the White House East Room.
“To those who carried out this attack, as well as anyone who wishes America harm, know this: We will not forgive. We will not forget,” he said.
“We will hunt you down and make you pay… We will respond with force and precision at our time and the place we choose and the moment of our choosing,” he added.