The Biden administration has told 11 ex-Trump officials to resign from their appointed positions to advisory boards of the Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and West Point Academy.
On Wednesday, Russ Vought defiantly responded no.
Per CNN “The officials asked to resign include prominent former Trump officials like former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, former senior counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway and former national security adviser H.R. McMaster. They were appointed to the advisory boards of the Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and West Point respectively.”
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters “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,” she added.
New: The Biden administration has told 11 appointees to military academy boards by the Trump administration to resign by tonight or be removed.
Officials asked to resign include Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer, and H.R. McMaster.https://t.co/bciTm5C2Ap
— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) September 8, 2021