It has been a common occurrence for over a century that a new presidential administration will typically oust his predecessor’s appointees if they don’t ‘get with the program’ and instead install new bureaucrats friendly to their agenda, but the Biden-Harris regime’s sweeping culls of the government are far from common. They are vindictive, they are fanatically ideological and partisan to an extreme. This is a hostile takeover.
Consider: nominating a well-known, anti-Second Amendment activist to head the ATF or an environmental extremist and confirmed accessory to eco-terrorism to run the Bureau of Land Management, or a State Dept. operative tasked with stoking ‘color revolutions’ in foreign nations becoming Secretary of State? Do you get the idea? It’s a hostile takeover, the Biden-Harris regime is basically playing ‘opposite day’ and putting exactly the WRONG people in every department and clean-sweeping anyone who was Trump-aligned regardless of merit.
And the leftist media loves it. As MSNBC’s Steve Benen wrote “There are still plenty of Trump appointees who’ve “burrowed” into career civil-service positions” some 58 appointees of whom 31 moved to ‘permanent’ career roles.
Want the Receipts of The ‘Hostile Takeover’? Here we go.
Biden just ousted the two top-men in the Social Security Administration, one, Deputy Commissioner David Black went quietly, Commissioner Andrew Saul isn’t. Saul was asked to resign, refused, and was terminated. According to MSNBC he’s fighting it though.
The regime claims that Collins v. Yellen, a Supreme Court decision which ruled that a “for cause” requirement which prevented Biden from arbitrarily firing the Federal Housing Finance Agency director Mark Calabria was “unconstitutionally constrained the president’s ability to oversee political appointees.” They’re counting on a DoJ Opinion that the decision carries over to the Social Security Administration, Saul disagrees and said he’s showing up for work. We’ll see how that goes.
The White House’s new EPA Director Michael Regan CLEANED HOUSE when he nixed FORTY members of two EPA Advisory committees due to ties to Trump. In defense of a purely political decision, Regan said “When politics drives science rather than science informing policy.” he continued, “we are more likely to make policy choices that sacrifice the health of the most vulnerable among us.”
The Wallstreet Journal reported in February that Biden’s new Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin wiped out 40 different advisory boards at the Pentagon, and made an announcement that “climate change” will factor into the military’s future National Defense Strategy. “I fully support the President’s direction today to include climate considerations as an essential element of our national security,” he said in a statement.
On the Federal Service Impasses Panel, a powerful labor relations board Eight members resigned, and two were fired after refusing to step down in February.
And Wait Til’ You Hear About The Border… Yikes
Just wait it gets better: while in the throes of the Biden Border Crisis, the Dept. of Homeland Security was ordered to oust Rodney Scott as Border Patrol chief, with resignation, retirement, or relocation as his options, Scott took resignation effective in September. Chris Magnus, the police chief in Tucson, AZ who has “taken pride in his city “being welcoming to immigrants.” and “publicly criticized the anti-immigration policies of the Trump administration.” According to The New York Times will likely replace him. Magnus would be the first gay man to lead the Border Patrol and is a notable BLM supporter according to Advocate.com.
Even more stunning, while we were all busy shaking our heads in disbelief at the appointment of Alejandro Mayorkas to DHS Secretary Biden ousted Trump’s Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan and is set to replace him with “Ed Gonzalez, the sheriff of Harris County, Texas, made ending a partnership with Immigration and Customs Enforcement one of his first decisions on the job because he said, the program encouraged “illegal racial profiling.” the Times wrote in the same article.
It’s a firesale, everything, and everyone ‘Trump’, ‘MAGA’ or ‘America-First’ must go and it’s only beginning.