Comment by Jim Campbell
For the life of me, I’ll never understand why a man as smart as President didn’t throw out the vast majority of Obama’s appointees.
Perhaps he had Secret Service members watching them so they could face grand juries in the future.
In any event, it didn’t work and from this point of view, the president shares in the cause of his down fall.
Breitbart News Consortium
February 15th, 2021
The Biden administration has broken with historical norms by firing Trump-appointed members of independent agencies serving fixed terms, a move that one appointee claims is illegal in a lawsuit. At least one Democrat supporting the effort says this must be done because some of the appointees are too white.
Trump’s White House Physician will be among the first of many to get the boot.
This is a shame as those who China Joe has picked as his cabinet members who are clearly light weights like Joe.
It is unprecedented for a new administration to fire members of independent agencies serving fixed terms.
But the Biden administration is trying to do so anyway.
Representative Jerrold Nadler weighs in on the situation below.
Nothing can stop Pelosi.
One appointee, Roger Severino, is suing the Biden administration over its decision to terminate him.
“The Council does not wield any executive power — indeed, it does not wield any power at all as a purely advisory entity — so President Biden has no constitutional power to terminate Mr. Severino or any other member of the Council,” states Severino’s lawsuit.
Severino was appointed to serve a three-year term on the Administrative Conference of the United States, but the Biden administration opted to removed him prematurely.
The administration has also fired several other Trump appointees serving fixed terms, including Jennifer Dickey, Andrew Kloster, Paul Dans, Gibson Worsham, and Dan Epstein.
Removing members of independent agencies serving fixed terms is unprecedented.
Despite four years of allegations that President Trump was destroying age-old political norms, he never attempted to remove President Obama’s appointees.
[This likely led to internal leaks which helped in bringing on the two Trump impeachments with no convictions in the United States Senate]
The man leading the purge is Gautam Raghavan, deputy director of the influential Presidential Personnel Office (PPO), which handles the hiring and firing of approximately 4,000 political appointees across the administration.
In 2017, Raghavan, who is gay, named-and-shamed a TSA officer on social media, implying without evidence that the officer was unfairly targeting homosexual couples for searches.
There appears to be a wider cultural agenda behind some of the efforts.
Pressure is also mounting to fire every Trump appointee on two of the agencies that oversee planning for the city of Washington D.C., the National Capital Planning Commission and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.[Source]
These boards have jurisdiction over monuments and statues in the District, as well as over the naming of streets, statues, and monuments.
According to the Democrat deputy mayor of D.C., John Falcichio, one of the reasons why these appointees have to go is because they’re too white.
“With these appointments, the CFA now consists entirely of white, male Trump appointees supportive of the former administration’s ill-conceived Executive Order, ‘Promoting Beautiful Federal Civic Architecture,’ which seeks to make our Nation’s Capital a mausoleum of neoclassical architecture,” Falcicchio complained, in a letter to the Biden administration.
The executive order that Falcichio alleges will turn the capital into a “mausoleum” is intended to move federal architecture away from widely-derided Brutalist designs, and back to the Greco-Roman neoclassical style of D.C’s most iconic buildings, including the Capitol Building, the White House, and the Jefferson Memorial.