Fresh off his humiliating evacuation from Afghanistan, the Biden administration is now attempting to purge 11 Trump appointees from the military academy advisory boards or be fired.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed on Wednesday that they had been served notice to resign or be fired.
“The President’s objective is what any president’s objective is, to ensure you have nominees and people serving on these boards who are qualified to serve on them and who are aligned with your values. And who are aligned with his values.” Psaki told reporters at a media briefing.
The 11 members include a few well known former Trump officials, including KellyAnne Conway, former senior counselor to the president, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, and former national security adviser H.R. McMaster.
However if the Biden gang believes these prominent former Trump officials are going to quietly resign, think again.
A feisty Kellyanne Conway immediately fired off a letter directly to the White House, throwing down the gauntlet and dispelling any notion that she would voluntarily resign.
The 54-year old New Jersey native also took to social media, tweeting out a portion of her letter to Sleepy Joe on Thursday. “I’m not resigning, but you should,” her letter closed.
Adding, “Three former Directors of Presidential Personnel inform me that this request is a break from presidential norms,”
President Biden, I'm not resigning, but you should. pic.twitter.com/HuRYM4bLYP— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) September 8, 2021
However the former senior counselor to President Trump wasn’t quite finished adding, “It certainly seems petty and political if not personal. The result is that faithful and willing public servants will be discouraged or thwarted from service. Our service academies will risk being further politicized and polarized.”
“Your decision is disappointing but understandable given the need to distract from a news cycle that has you mired in multiple self-inflicted crises and plummeting poll numbers,” Conway continued, “including a rise in new COVID cases, a dismal jobs report, inflation, record amount of drugs coming across the southern border, and, of course, the chaotic and deadly withdrawal from Afghanistan that has left hundreds of Americans thousands of Afghan allies stranded under Taliban rule.”
However Conway wasn’t the only Trump appointee to sound off, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget Russ Vought, also told the White House to shove-off, flatly telling the Biden gang “NO” I won’t resign.
Also weighing in on the growing backlash is current Newsmax host and former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who also serves on the Board of Visitors to the Naval Academy.
“Instead of focusing on the stranded Americans left in Afghanistan, President Biden is trying to terminate the Trump appointees to the Naval Academy, West Point and Air Force Academy,” Spicer wrote Wednesday
BREAKING: As the Biden administration attempts to remove Trump appointees from their Military Academy boards, @seanspicer calls out White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, and announces he will take legal action against the decision. pic.twitter.com/bPgLlJhFzK— Newsmax (@newsmax) September 8, 2021
Other advisors who weren’t on Biden’s purge list also responded. “Frankly, I find this whole act unconscionable and not all in the spirit by which this Administration promised to govern,” responded Meagan Mobbs. “It is tragic that this great institution is now being subjected to and hijacked by partisan action that serves no purpose and no greater good.”
Biden’s attempt at demanding resignations or be fired from former Trump allies seems designed to change the focus on Biden’s dismal job performance as president.
A recent poll, ironically within the same time frame of Biden’s announcement to can Trump officials, coincides with a survey conducted in late August showing an historic “red wave” coming in 2022 within those all important swing states.
According to the Remington Research Group, Bidens approval rating in seven swing congressional districts currently controlled by Democrats is underwater.
A spokesperson for the group observed, “In each of the seven districts, voters disapproved of Biden himself and the Democrats’ spending plan in particular.”