Steve Ricchetti should be the measure of what a potential Biden administration will look like.
Ricchetti isn’t popular among Trump supporters because he helped shepherd through Congress one of the most one-sided trade agreements in recent American history, the Permanent Normal Trade Relations deal with China. The left wing of the Democratic Party doesn’t like him because he doesn’t reside in the swamp so much as use it as his hot tub; a former pharmaceutical lobbyist, the AOC-friendly cohort among the Democrats worry he’ll be an impediment to expanding government-run health care.
He was Biden’s chief of staff when Biden was vice president and he played an integral part in the Democratic nominee’s 2020 campaign.
Now, presumptive President-elect Biden has tapped him to be counselor to the president — even though, as the Daily Caller News Foundation reported Wednesday, the lobbying firm he and his brother co-founded disclosed earlier this month