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President Joe Biden’s administration has told 11 people appointed to advisory boards by former President Donald Trump to resign or be dismissed. Jen Psaki confirmed the news of the purge today saying:
“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 so yes, that was an ask that was made. I will let others evaluate whether they think Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer and others were qualified, or not political, to serve on these boards.
“But the President’s qualification requirements are not your party registration, they are whether you’re qualified to serve and whether you’re aligned with the values of this administration.”
Kellyanne Conway fired back with a statement where she listed the chaos of Biden’s short tenure and contrasted it to Trump’s accomplishments before ending with the dagger:
“I am not resigning, but you should.”
Those asked to resign or be terminated include Sean Spicer, H.R. McMaster, Michael Wynne, retired Gen. John Keane, Meaghan Mobbs, David Urban, John Coale, and Russell Vought.
Wynne said, “it was an honor to be on the board,” and that he was disappointed with Biden’s move.
“Very disappointed to see the Biden administration not honor a previous president’s appointment to the board of visitors, which has been the tradition for years,” Keane said.
“Frankly, I find this whole act unconscionable and not all in the spirit by which this Administration promised to govern.
“President Biden ran on a supposed platform of unity but his actions speak directly to the contrary. “Apparently, unity is only for those who conform.
“When I joined the Board under the Trump Administration, there were holdovers from the Obama Administration.
“They were not terminated but instead served alongside Trump appointees.
“This mix of perspective, experience, and belief systems ensured there was diversity – a value the Democratic party purports to hold above all else.”
President Biden, I’m not resigning, but you should. pic.twitter.com/HuRYM4bLYP
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) September 8, 2021
“I will let others evaluate whether they think Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer and others were qualified or not political to serve on these boards” — Jen Psaki pic.twitter.com/aBJ0Mz1Jyj
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 8, 2021
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