Senator Mitt Romney took another opportunity to betray President Trump in a tweet over a simple firing which is well within his right to do. President Trump fired the Inspector General for the State Department after the Secretary asked him to do so.
First, Mitt Romney says it was done without good cause, yet he has no knowledge of the cause. Then, he melodramatically describes it as a threat to “accountable democracy.”
“The firings of multiple Inspectors General is unprecedented; doing so
without good cause chills the independence essential to their purpose. It is a threat to accountable democracy and a fissure in the constitutional balance of power,” he tweeted.
President Trump has fired three Inspector Generals, all Obama appointees, in six weeks. All three were working against the administration.
The firings of multiple Inspectors General is unprecedented; doing so
without good cause chills the independence essential to their purpose. It is a threat to accountable democracy and a fissure in the constitutional balance of power.
— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) May 16, 2020
In addition to Linick, Trump has also fired Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson and Defense Department Inspector General Glenn Fine.
Top congressional Democrats announced on Saturday they would open an investigation into the terminations, claiming they are evidence that Trump has engaged in a pattern of political retaliation.
They’re looking for a new cause for impeachment.
President Trump spoke about it briefly at today’s presser. He told a reporter that he didn’t have information on it and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked him to fire the Inspector General of the State Department, Steve Linnick, so he did. He doesn’t really know Linnick but he was having difficulties.
The reports say he was working against the administration.
The reporter said to Trump that Linnick was investigating the Secretary of State for having staff walk his dog and for sending arms to Saudi Arabia. Trump vetoed the bill to limit arm sales to Saudi Arabia last year. The question by the reporter was very annoying.
Where were these people when Hillary Clinton was sending arms to Saudi Arabia?
As for the dog, President Trump mocked any probe over who walks his dog. He said if Pompeo is on the phone with Kim Jong Un and the dog needs to be walked, he’d rather he spoke with Kim. He thought the idea of a probe over dog walking was ridiculous.
“You mean he’s under investigation because he had somebody walk his dog from the government? I don’t know, I don’t think it sounds like that important.”
Trump reacts to reports inspector general was investigating Pompeo for Saudi arms sale and staff misuse before firing pic.twitter.com/nlkIt7TpcS
— Zach Purser Brown (@zachjourno) May 18, 2020
As far as Romney, he put up a video of his failed election, contrasted with his win, and called him a “loser.” He’s labeled him a loser before.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2020
Willard Mittens follows orders from his CCP and CPUSA comrades.
He thinks that they love him for throwing the 2012 election with Eddie Munster AKA Pauly “The RAT” Ryan.
Ummm, these are political appointees. Every incoming Administration has about 4,000 political appointees and it is traditional that at the changing of the political parties all of them hand in their resignations. The incoming Party can either fire all of them or choose to keep a few. Obama weaponized them and many of them refused to hand in their resignation when Trump and the Republicans took over. Trump has every right to fire them and install his own people. The practice does not threaten our Republic as we are not a democracy. A Republic is built on the rile of law and Romney is a very poor lawyer for playing politics instead of following the rule of law. BTW, political appointees make sure the President’s agenda is being followed by the bureaucracy. Obama’s political appointees who are stil;l embedded in a Republican Administration is problematic.
Romney keeps broadcasting his ignorance to the world…Fortunately for the Republic, Trump was a “political outsider”, but that was unfortunate for himself. There was no “goodwill” in the previously appointed ranks of the “administration”. He should have fired the whole lot of appointees ( and all those hired by said appointees), who could readily have been replaced by anyone that could “read, ‘rite and had a basic knowledge of ‘rithmetic