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Quid Pro Quo Joe Promised Beto a Job and Broke Federal Law

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Uh oh. This week Quid Pro Quo Joe Biden was at it again when he received the endorsement of ex-Democratic candida Beto O’Rourke. This Fox News headline said it all:

O’Rourke endorses Biden at Dallas rally on eve of Super Tuesday, as ex-VP appears to offer gun-control role

The Fox recounting of the offer said this:

“In a surprise moment at the end of his Dallas rally on the eve of Super Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden called former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke up to the stage — and vowed to put O’Rourke, who has said the government should forcibly seize assault rifles from Americans, in charge of gun-control efforts.

…’Ladies and gentlemen, tomorrow, March 3, 2020, I will be casting my ballot for Joe Biden,’O’Rourke announced to applause at the rally’s conclusion.”

Got that? Plain as day, in public no less (and who knows what was said off-camera!), Quid Pro Quo Joe offered Beto a job in a Biden administration, a job that would put Beto “in charge of gun-control efforts.” And in return, he got Beto’s endorsement.

The problem Biden just made for himself with this new quid pro quo? Take a look right here:

“18 U.S. Code § 599. Promise of appointment by candidate”

Whoever, being a candidate, directly or indirectly promises or pledges the appointment, or the use of his influence or support for the appointment of any person to any public or private position or employment, for the purpose of procuring support in his candidacy shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if the violation was willful, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.  (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 721; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(H), (L), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)”

Joe Biden has been in federal office from 1972 until 2017. That would be 45 years. He is a lawyer, not to mention the one-time chairman of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. There is not a prayer that somehow he missed the quite plain language of 18 U.S. Code § 599.

When it comes time to start the investigation into the Biden activities, you can add this one to the list.

Let’s shorten it to make it plain.

Joe Biden is, as this law – passed in 1948 – makes plain, “a candidate.”

Flying in the face of the law’s requirement that a candidate cannot “directly or indirectly” promise or pledge “the appointment, or the use of his influence or support for the appointment of any person to any public or private position or employment, for the purpose of procuring support in his candidacy”, Joe Biden did exactly that.

Joe Biden recklessly plunged ahead, and, after securing Beto’s support for his candidacy, brazenly offered Beto O’Rourke a job as some sort of gun control czar in a Biden administration. And in so doing Biden has now opened himself to be “fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if the violation was willful, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.”

Now.

This is, after all, Quid Pro Quo Joe, and he has been here in the land of quids and quos before. This is the guy who openly bragged about withholding a billion dollars in aid to Ukraine unless the prosecutor investigating his son’s company was fired.

So where is the mainstream media on this latest Biden quid pro quo that is a blatant violation of federal law?

Silent. Completely, totally silent.

Where are Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, who insisted on impeaching President Trump for supposedly violating the law?

And last but not least? Attention Senator Lindsey Graham and Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee?

When it comes time to start the investigation into the Biden activities, you can add this one to the list.