(TheRedWire.com) – Every president reserves the right to nominate people they prefer to sit on commissions and government boards. On December 22, 2020, former President Trump appointed four members to sit on the Commission on Fine Arts. It’s an independent agency of the federal government tasked with reviewing the design and aesthetics of all construction within Washington, DC. It has no policy or political agenda. Biden replaced the four Trump appointees on Tuesday, May 25 after sending them a letter suggesting they resign immediately or be fired effective at 6:00 pm the same evening.
'Effective 6:00 PM Tonight': Biden White House Shows FOUR Trump Appointees the Door https://t.co/XNMpMLtQjT
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) May 26, 2021
Their sudden replacement looks petty and appears to be an act of retribution. Why would the Biden administration make an issue out of people who serve on this commission or any other non-partisan panel that doesn’t influence public policy? Even The Washington Post admitted the act was rejecting precedent and Trump. When asked, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the president reserves the right to nominate his own people. Fair enough, but it’s not typical protocol.
For the sake of unity, let’s hope that’s not the case. Despite Biden’s lofty inauguration sentiments, he’s failed to unify anything other than partisans for and against him.
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