Joe Biden said, “Indian-Americans are taking over the country. You (Swati Mohan), my Vice President (Kamala Harris), my speechwriter (Vinay Reddy).”
Washington DC| Citing the large number of Indian-Americans in his administration, US President Joe Biden today in a lighter vein said that the dominance of Indian-Americans in the country is increasing. It has not even been 50 days since Joe Biden took office and he has already appointed at least 55 Indian Americans to key positions in his administration.
During a virtual address to the scientists associated with the mission after NASA’s Perseverance Rover landed on Mars, Joe Biden said, “Indian-Americans are taking over the country. You (Swati Mohan), my Vice President (Kamala Harris), my speechwriter (Vinay Reddy).”
Indian-origin NASA scientist Swati Mohan has played a significant role in NASA’s Perseverance rover landing on Mars. She is the Chief of Guidance, Navigation and Controls Operations of Mars Perseverance Rover Mission. Swati Mohan and her team were responsible for controlling the speed of NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover when and where it would land, what would be its direction and condition, and at what altitude.
Joe Biden, who was sworn in as the 46th President of the US on January 20 this year, has created history by appointing at least 55 Indian-American people to key positions in his administration. These do not include Vice President Kamala Harris and Neera Tandon. While Kamala Harris has won through elections, Neera Tandon withdrew her nomination for the post of Director of White House of Management and Budget just two days ago.