Biden advisor Susan Rice burns sage in office once occupied by Stephen Miller, Internet says ‘you need an exorcist’

The director of the White House Domestic Policy Council works in the same office in the White House which was earlier occupied by Stephen Miller, the Trump administration's anti-immigration hardliner


                            Biden advisor Susan Rice burns sage in office once occupied by Stephen Miller, Internet says ‘you need an exorcist’
Susan Rice delivers remarks after being introduced at U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to lead his Domestic Policy Council at the Queen Theater on December 11, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware (Getty Images)

President Joe Biden’s Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice took to Twitter Saturday night, March 6, to share a photo of burning sage. The director of the White House Domestic Policy Council works in the same office in the White House which was earlier occupied by Stephen Miller, the Trump administration's anti-immigration hardliner.

As per reports, Rice, a prominent Black Democrat, knows the "symbolism" of using the same space where Miller made numerous tough policies, including the widely criticized child separation policy, the Muslim ban, and the redirection of military money to finance the wall along the southern border. So, the 56-year-old, whose maternal grandparents were Jamaican immigrants to Portland, Maine, and her paternal grandparents were the scions of enslaved Africans from South Carolina, decided to re-decorate the place in the West Wing according to her taste. The photo which she shared on the social media platform showed a painting from Haiti's Caribbean nation hanging on the wall and the room scented with sage candles.

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Burning sage, whose roots are in Native American tradition, is generally done for practical reasons or for spiritual or ceremonial purposes. In indigenous people's rituals, burning sage also called smudging, is used to eliminate negativity from a person or a place and foster healing and wisdom. Rice apparently burned sage to remove the vibes of Miller, who was the architect of the former president’s anti-immigration strategy, from the office.

Stephen Miller is interviewed on FOX News outside the West Wing of the White House August 20, 2020 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)


 

After Rice shared the picture on the internet, people on Twitter had a lot to say about it. One such user asked, “Are we sure the sage is going to be good enough?” The second one commented, “In all seriousness, I’d call a Priest.” The third user said, “Burn that sage.! It will help cleanse & drive away the bad spirits. Definitely will clear the cobweb of your bad administrative experience with former TPLF The ritual will help avoid any leftover bad vibration and work with positive energy with the new government of Ethiopia.”



 



 



 

Susan Rice speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House on January 26, 2021 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

A person joked, “Girl friend that is really a good idea. But honey you need an exorcist to cleanse that office. I am sure that demon Miller left some evil behind.” While another said, “Dearest we hope you will read these harrowing stories of the accounts from #Tigray, these helpless women and girls need better than this, can you lend us your voice to these people suffering with the merciless measures of rampant rape and daily massacre.”



 



 

“Dr Rice : really positive message in one picture. We are in the midst of celebrating 125th year of Adwa victory which ofcourse is a Black victory against the Scramble for Africa. Do you think it is worth campaigning against Ethiopia as witnessed on March 4 @USUN ?. #Ethiopia,” a user said and the other one added: “She may just like feathers, but they are also used to fan the smoke of burning sage to direct the it where you want it to go (like toward ceilings and into corners). Burning sage is used for space-clearing and cleansing rituals.”



 



 

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