Meagan Mobbs, a retired Army Capt., has recently fired back against Biden after he requested for her to step down for her current position on the military academy advisory board. The Biden administration recently requested for numerous members previously appointed by Trump to resign from their posts.
Now, Biden is facing massive backlash from various board members, including Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway.
In an appearance on Fox & Friends, Mobbs declared, “it’s imperative that we fight for this.”
Mobbs also added that one of the last institutions in the United States that should be subject to any kind of politicization is the military academy.
“There has been a long tradition of [non-partisanship] to ensure that we are offering the best possible advice and instruction to our West Point cadets,” Mobbs continued.
In addition, Kelllyanne Conway, who served as a former advisor to Trump, is a member of the Board of Visitors to the U.S. Air Force Academy, and she also did not take kindly to Biden’s request for resignations.
On Twitter, Conway proclaimed to Biden, “I’m not resigning, but you should.”
President Biden, I'm not resigning, but you should. pic.twitter.com/HuRYM4bLYP
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) September 8, 2021
Earlier in the week, Jen Psaki, the White House Press Secretary, defended the decision for removing all Trump-appointed board members. According to Psaki, Biden prefers qualified individuals that share his administration’s values to serve on these boards.
However, Mobbs pointed out that Conway “is absolutely qualified to be on this board.”
Mobbs also continued onwards to detail how Conway is the exact type of person that should be kept on board, as she will ensure “the strongest teams possible” and excel in “advising our military.”
“She’s one, a civilian; two, brings real-world expertise,” as well as “the ability to win in a tough fight,” Mobbs proclaimed, which is why individuals like Conway should be “advising these boards.”
In her discussion with Brian Kilmeade, Mobbs also added that advisory boards serve to provide outside expertise and perspective, which several Trump appointed board members have in spades.
For instance, several of the board members serve across multiple administrations, regardless of the party in power. This absence of partisanship, according to Mobbs, constitutes the spirit of the military academy.
Mobbs also added that she served along with Obama appointees, who she found “extraordinarily respectful,” as they embraced all the Trump appointees.
Mobbs was asked if she intended to step down from her position as requested, to which she replied, “absolutely … not.”