Joe Biden has picked the president of the University of Pennsylvania to be the new U.S. ambassador to Germany.
When Biden left the Obama White House, he went to work for the university and this woman was his boss.
He was paid almost a million dollars. It makes this appointment look a little questionable.
The College Fix reports:
Penn president set for high-profile ambassador gig after paying Biden $900K for vaguely defined professor post
The president of the University of Pennsylvania is poised to become U.S. Ambassador to Germany after paying then-Vice President Joe Biden $900,000 for a job at the Ivy League school that required no regular classes and up to 12 appearances on campus.
Penn President Amy Gutmann will likely be announced as Biden’s pick for the prime ambassadorship, raising questions about whether the slot is payback for the lucrative position Biden held at Penn after leaving the vice president’s office in 2017, according to news reports.
Upon accepting the offer, Biden became the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor, the first person to hold the position.
Biden collected $371,159 in 2017 and $540,484 in 2018 and early 2019 for a job with largely undefined duties. The agreement also required around a dozen appearances on campus, most of which were attended by wealthy donors paying top-dollar for tickets.
Biden left his position at the school in April 2019 to run for president.
One hand washes the other, right?
"The president of @Penn is poised to become U.S. Ambassador to Germany after paying then-Vice President Joe Biden $900,000 for a job at the Ivy League school that required no regular classes and up to 12 appearances on campus."https://t.co/vtQlZuARpR via @collegefix
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The System takes care of its own. https://t.co/xZVspeUceM
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) July 3, 2021
And the majority of the media will just look the other way.