President Joe Biden has reportedly told 18 U.S. military academy board members appointed by former President Donald Trump to resign or be fired.
“The pressure to resign comes months after the boards in question were suspended by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin shortly after he took office in early February. Austin ordered a review of all the Defense Department’s advisory boards after his predecessor, Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, frenetically removed and replaced dozens of members in the time between Trump’s election loss and Biden’s inauguration,” Military.com reported.
“The replacements were often Trump loyalists, such as senior adviser Conway; fundraiser and White House adviser Matt Schlapp; and impeachment attorney Pam Bondi,” it added.
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) September 9, 2021
“We have got some breaking news tonight. All Trump appointees, including myself, have been kicked off the boards of the United States Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, and West Point in an unprecedented move by the Biden administration,” Spicer said on his Newsmax program.
“I am announcing tonight I will not resign, and I will be joining a lawsuit to fight this,” he added.
The White House claimed the requests were not political. However, the claim is difficult to support, given that the list of board members were appointed by Trump and remain loyal supporters.
The issue will likely lead to a variety of legal responses as the Biden administration seeks to clean house among the military to replace it with its own woke mob, while patriotic Americans will continue to resist the leftist takeover.