Susan Rice had a lot of influence in the Obama administration. She has more now in the Biden administration. Rice is a standard far left bureaucrat of the hate America variety. She handled national security under Obama. She now has the domestic policy brief. Her appointment was part of the ongoing effort to placate the hard left. But it’s become more than that. If she ever was a sop, she’s turned that into a role that could be greater than the vice president.

FNC: “Richard Grenell, the former acting director of National Intelligence under President Trump, said in an interview with CPAC that he believes Susan Rice has assumed the role of a ‘shadow president.’ Rice, who served as national security adviser under President Obama, was tapped last December by President Biden to take charge of the White House Domestic Policy Council. It is in that role that Grenell believes she is exerting her influence. He said that it is apparent that Biden’s effort to placate the far-left in his party while dealing with significant foreign policy concerns is leading to more headaches.”

“Biden is too weak to stop the progressive left from taking over… [Vice President] Kamala [Harris] does not understand what’s going on…We have a shadow president in Susan Rice and no one is paying attention,” Grenell said. “The foreign policy mess that they are creating is a mess because they are placating the far-left domestically,” he said.

Grenell’s analysis fits the DC scuttlebutt that the Biden administration is severely disappointed in the performance of veep Kamala Harris. She is reportedly a show pony who prefers scripted events and not much else. She stays away from the press and is given seemingly high level assignments that actually lack substance. Susan Rice by comparison may be as hard left as Harris, but is not stupid and is a canny DC player. Her contacts in Washington are myriad. Harris’ contacts are still mainly in California. Thus the role that was envisioned for Harris may be going to Rice by default. If so, expect a showdown between them in the not too distant future.