Biden Administration Tells Ex-Trump Officials to Resign
A number of Trump administration appointees have been asked to resign from the advisory boards at military service academies.
The White House announced on Wednesday that it has asked a number of Trump administration appointees to resign from their positions on advisory boards at military service academies.
According to CNN, the 11 officials include former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, and former national security adviser H.R. McMaster.
Earlier Wednesday, Russ Vought, a Trump appointee, shared a tweet depicting a letter he received from the White House requesting that he resign or face termination effective at 6 p.m. He confirmed he would not resign.
No. It’s a three year term. @WhiteHouse pic.twitter.com/c9pZOENNPR— Russ Vought (@russvought) September 8, 2021
On her account, White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday afternoon affirmed the request had been made.
"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," Psaki said at a White House briefing.
Other notable names include retired Col. Douglas Macgregor, a former ambassador pick and Pentagon official, and Heidi Stirrup, the former White House liaison to the Justice Department.
Other appointees who have been asked to resign are Michael Wynne, who was appointed to the board of the Air Force Academy; retired Gen. John Keane, Meaghan Mobbs, and David Urban appointed to the board of West Point; and John Coale and Russell Vought, Trump's former director of the Office of Management and Budget, appointed to the Naval Academy's board.