A handful of current and former career staffers in the Interior Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have openly shredded their superiors and it appears to be a growing trend. Some are being trained to resist, the hill reported.
Trump needs to fire them.
This is a blow to the American electorate.
They are career staffers or political holdovers and are opposed to the agenda. They apparently an’t accept the election results.
Some were offended about Trump saying he would drain the swamp, meaning them. Obviously they are proving Trump right.
The pencil pushers who are running rogue don’t like being called the deep state either.
Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, reported that employees who don’t like the agenda are pushing social media campaigns and receiving “civil disobedience” training.
Are we paying for that?
Many of them are sincerely convinced that the Paris Accord was a good thing. If they actually read it, they would find it does little for the climate and a lot to ruin our economy.
GOP strategist Matt Mackowiak said there is also a “real industry now behind recruiting whistleblowers inside the resistance movement,” and creating public outcry about the administration.
“It’s not enough just to be a government employee and resign because of the direction your agency is going,” he said, noting that officials’ concerns are often sincere. “Now you have to do it in a highly public way, out of social pressure and personal motivation.”
Trump haters think this is commendable behavior because they are an entitled bunch. They call themselves gutsy but many of us looking in see them as nasty boss fighters.
They also don’t want any budget cuts.
Several former staffers have launched a group called “Save EPA” to defend the agency. And Ruch said EPA unions and employees invited his group to do “free-speech brown bag presentations” about how to legally fight back against the administration.
In the Interior Department, the former director of the Office of Policy Analysis, Joel Clement, has filed a whistleblower complaint against Trump administration political appointees like Secretary Ryan Zinke, saying he was reassigned to the agency’s revenue office because of his former research and advocacy over climate change.
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft said this week that the service “will not break faith” with its transgender members, despite President Trump’s promise to roll back policies allowing transgender servicemembers.
The acting director of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) also broke with the president, saying Trump “condoned police misconduct” in a speech to law enforcement on Long Island last week.
Walter Shaub, the former head of the Office of Government Ethics, resigned in July after publicly clashing with Trump on ethical issues. And the president was forced to fire Sally Yates, his acting attorney general, in January, 11 days into her term, when she refused to defend an immigration order.
Trump needs to fire them all.