By now, you’ve no doubt heard the rumors that for all Biden’s talk of former President Donald Trump’s cronyism and nepotism, his administration seems to be no different. In fact, as far as nepotism goes, the Biden administration appears to be breaking all known records.
A few weeks ago, it was reported that no less than seven of Biden’s staff members now had sons, daughters, sisters, or other closely related relatives in newly appointed roles in Washington and the federal government.
Then, we start hearing all these ramblings of Hunter Biden somehow now being a hit artist. And by hit artist, I mean the type that is able to sell his macaroni art and paintings for up to $500,000 a pop. Note, these are some of his very first works ever too.
Much like his recent book, he’s spent little to no time in the industry, taking lessons, researching his skills, or moving up from amateur to professional. Instead, he’s jumped in right at the top…
And now, we have just learned that Kamala Harris’s stepdaughter, Ella Emhoff, is also making some pretty big waves in her own profession and a little too early at that.
Emhoff, the 22-year-old daughter of Harris’s husband, Doug Emhoff, and his first wife, just managed to be featured as a model for Balenciaga at Paris Fashion Week.
To say it’s a major break for the young model is just about the understatement of the decade. I mean, Balenciaga and Paris’ Fashion Week are titles most models only dream of. And yet, Emhoff, who just graduated from Parsons School of Design, just achieved both in record time.
Now, to be clear, Emhoff and Hunter Biden are very, very different.
While Hunter is basically the epitome of the prodigal son who never really returned, Emhoff does actually have talent and a brain to go along with it.
As I mentioned above, she recently graduated from Parsons School of Design, which, for those of you not in the know of the fashion world, is pretty much the equivalent of Stanford. According to QS World University Rankings, Parsons is the third most prestigious design school globally and ranked first in the United States.
This means the girl definitely has what it takes. Both Balenciaga and Paris Fashion Week was no doubt to be in her future at some point. But this soon?
I’m not saying it’s impossible or that a bunch of strings were pulled for her to get such a gig. After all, her role in the world’s largest fashion event of the year was a fairly minor one.
However, it does seem a little coincidental, doesn’t it?
One thing is definitely for sure: she likely wouldn’t have gotten nearly the amount of press coverage had she not been the stepdaughter of the vice president. Instead, it seems that everyone, everywhere, was reporting on Emhoff’s appearance from Kanye West, Entertainment Tonight, and CNN to Couture is Beyond and Glamour.
You can’t tell me that all these people would be commenting on her relatively small role if she was not related to Kamala Harris. I mean, even some of Fashion Week’s most prominent stars didn’t manage to get more coverage than Emhoff.
Once again, I’m not saying that she isn’t deserving of such attention. Apparently, she did great in Paris, and I’m certainly no fashion or model expert. And she’s certainly not playing the same kind of name cards or influence stunts that Hunter Biden has and clearly still is.
But her recent and rather quick-ascending success does little to push the idea that there isn’t anything unethical going on in the Biden Administration. President Joe Biden might have promised that his son Hunter would never be part of his staff or cabinet. But neither Biden nor any other member of his team has a problem promoting their family members in other ways.
Take the sister of WH press secretary Jen Psaki, for instance. She was recently appointed as the senior advisor of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Similarly, the wife of Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, is now the White House Cabinet Secretary. In addition, the son of one of Biden’s top aides, J.J. Ricchetti, was just hired by the Treasury Department.
Ricchetti’s sister, Shannon, just secured a job as the deputy associate director of the White House social secretary office. And Biden’s chief of staff has a daughter who is now Biden’s day scheduler.
And that’s just to name a few.
Let’s just say it then doesn’t speak well of the stepdaughter of the vice president being promoted to the world’s largest fashion stage in the blink of an eye…