The State Department awarded more than $9 million of our money to a program created by John Kerry’s daughter. The money was funneled to Dr. Vanessa Kerry while her father was serving as Secretary of State.
The Department of State funded a Peace Corps program created by Dr. Vanessa Kerry and officials from both agencies. The Peace Corps then awarded the money without competition to a nonprofit Kerry created for the program.
Initially, the Peace Corps awarded Kerry’s group — now called Seed Global Health — with a three-year contract worth $2 million of State Department money on Sept. 10, 2012. Her father was then the chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, which oversees both the Department of State and the Peace Corps.
Seed secured a four-year extension in September 2015, again without competition. This time, the Peace Corps gave the nonprofit $6.4 million provided by the Department of State.
Now since most liberals cannot define the word “nepotism,” that will be our word of the day!
Now normally practices would be discouraged at best and investigated at worst, but these are not normal times, and this is not a normal administration.
Department of State spokesman John Kirby told TheDCNF that “there is absolutely no conflict of interest here. Secretary Kerry played no role in this decision making while in the Senate or subsequently while at the State Department.”
Whew, that’s a relief. I was worried this would become the Obama administration’s first and only scandal. Seven and a half years without a blemish on the president’s record. How does he do it?