Recently, Joe Biden took aim at Trump once again, this time by informing eleven appointees that they must either resign from military academy advisory boards or face being fired. All eleven appointees hail from the Trump administration.
According to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, all eleven appointees had been served notices, which instructed them to either resign or be fired.
Psaki justified Biden’s move by claiming his “objective” is to ensure that “people serving on these boards … are qualified to serve on them.” In addition, Psaki also added that it is important for their values to be “aligned with your values.”
“So yes, that was an ask that was made,” Psaki confirmed to reporters.
Some of the most prominent members asked to resign include Sean Spicer, one of Trump’s previous White House Press Secretaries, as well as H.R. McMaster, the former national security advisor.
Another one of the most prominent members told to resign includes KellyAnne Conway, who delivered a blistering response to Biden’s latest move. Conway boldly proclaimed that she will not resign, especially since “three former Directors of Presidential Personnel [informed her] that this request is a break from presidential norms.”
Conway also noted that Biden’s latest move is “political” and “petty,” as well as likely “personal.”
Such an aggressive move will result in the discouragement of “faithful and willing public servants,” and “our service academic will risk being further politicized and polarized,” Conway continued.
Conway also took a swipe at the recent press coverage swirling around Biden, noting that his decision is highly “disappointing,” yet also “understandable,” in light of “the need to distract from a news cycle that has [Biden] mired in multiple self-inflicted crises and plummeting poll numbers.”
Conway also rattled off a list of crises that Biden has inadequately dealt with, including the increase in COVID cases, abysmal job reports, growing inflation, and increased cross-border crime.
In addition, the most recent crisis is especially unconscionable, as “the chaotic and deadly withdrawal from Afghanistan that … left hundreds of Americans thousands of Afghan allies stranded under Taliban rule.”
Conway also referenced thirteen U.S. service members that recently passed away from a terrorist attack in Afghanistan before she ended her remarks.
“I’m not resigning,” Conway stated defiantly, though “[Biden] should.”
In addition, other advisors impacted by Biden’s decision protested, noting that Biden is deviating from the course of unity previously promised.
Meagan Mobbs, for instance, remarks that Biden’s decision is “unconscionable,” especially since it is “not at all in the spirit by which this Administration promised to govern.”
Mobbs also added that it is “tragic” for a “great institution” to be “hijacked by partisan action,” especially when such action serves “no greater good,” as well as “no purpose.”
Other protestors were highly succinct in their reply, such as Russell Vought, who also refused to resign.
“No. It’s a three-year term,” Vought said flatly.
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