The Biden administration has become the most scandal-filled presidency in recent history.
And it just got worse as Democrats, and even the media, have joined Republicans in questioning Biden’s competence.
Because Joe Biden just had his life thrown into even more turmoil after this one cancer diagnosis.
The New Year got off to a chaotic start for the Joe Biden administration.
On New Year’s Day, Biden’s Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin simply disappeared.
And we now know why.
Austin went AWOL on New Year’s Day to enter the hospital where he spent several days in the ICU after suffering complications from surgery back in December.
The problem is the Pentagon didn’t make this public, and by all accounts, didn’t even know of this until January 5.
Even more shocking, it turned out that Austin hadn’t informed Biden, the National Security Council, or the deputy he asked to assume his duties that he was in the hospital.
In what has turned into a bizarre and dangerous situation, the entire chain of command in the U.S. military collapsed, and Joe Biden, the alleged Commander-in-Chief, didn’t even know.
The Pentagon also later revealed that Austin had undergone surgery for prostate cancer on December 22.
And it turned out this was yet another fact he kept hidden from Biden, the public and the rest of the chain of command.
That surgery and his complications from it are why Austin ended up in the hospital on January 1.
We know all of this because on January 5 the Pentagon finally released the information.
“Initial evaluation revealed a urinary tract infection. On January 2, the decision was made to transfer him to the ICU for close monitoring and a higher level of care,” the Pentagon’s statement read.
“Further evaluation revealed abdominal fluid collections impairing the function of his small intestines. This resulted in the back up of his intestinal contents which was treated by placing a tube through his nose to drain his stomach. The abdominal fluid collections were drained by non-surgical drain placement,” the statement added.
We live in perilous times.
World War III could break out at any time in either Ukraine or the Middle East as Israel’s war to wipe out Hamas threatens to expand.
Terrorists are flooding the nation through Biden’s open southern border.
Communist China continues to bang the war drums.
Despite all of this danger, the Secretary of Defense decided to disappear, and Joe Biden was completely clueless.
What would have happened had a Russian missile landed in a NATO country?
Or what if Israel bombed targets in Iran and Iran retaliated by attacking the U.S. carrier group in the region?
Joe Biden would have been completely in the dark.
He had no idea his Secretary of Defense was out of commission, or where to find him.
During the time period of Austin’s disappearance, the U.S. military also carried out airstrikes in Iraq against a militia responsible for attacks on U.S. personnel.
That begs the question of just who authorized these strikes?
The fact that Austin felt he didn’t need to inform the President that he had cancer and was undergoing a major medical procedure speaks volumes about what the people in the administration think about Joe Biden.
This entire episode adds further credence to the growing belief that Joe Biden is merely a figurehead.
And it is further proof that a secretive team of handlers are really the ones in charge of this administration.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.