In an unprecedented move, President Biden told 18 of former President Trump’s appointees to the U.S. military academy boards to resign or be fired.
On Wednesday, the White House sent 18 letters to Trump appointees currently serving on the boards of visitors for the Air Force Academy, Military Academy, and Naval Academy ordering them to resign by 6 p.m. on Wednesday or else be terminated.
According to the Associated Press, letters were sent to such high-profile names formerly associated with the Trump administration as “White House counselor Kellyanne Conway (Air Force Academy), press secretary Sean Spicer (Naval Academy), national security adviser H.R. McMaster (U.S. Military Academy) and Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought (Naval Academy).”
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the president’s mass firing of appointees stemmed from his desire to appoint qualified candidates and had nothing to do with