Joe Biden must act to reduce mounting economic pressure by ditching “woke advisers”, Mitt Romney said.
The Utah senator and former Republican presidential nominee made the demand in a column for the Wall Street Journal.
“A new set of priorities requires a new set of principals,” Romney wrote. “President Biden needs to ditch his woke advisers and surround himself with people who want to get the economy working again.”
Romney’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment about what a “woke adviser” was or who might qualify for the title. The White House did not comment.
As midterm elections approach, the Biden administration faces strong economic headwinds. Inflation is at long-term highs, adding to a cost-of-living crisis fueled by the coronavirus pandemic and the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.
Biden’s favourability rating has plummeted as polling shows disapproval of his handling of economic affairs.