Washington | Thu, September 9, 2021
The White House announced on Wednesday that it had requested 18 Trump administration appointees to resign from military college boards, stating that such officials must be “aligned with the ideals of this administration,” according to President Joe Biden.
The 18 – six from each of the Air Force Academy, Military Academy, and Naval Academy Boards of Visitors – were requested to retire, according to the White House. The White House stated that if they would not leave their positions, they would be fired at 6 p.m.
Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump’s White House counselor, and Sean Spicer, the former Republican president’s White House spokesperson, have been asked to go. In answer to a question during a daily briefing, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said, “I’ll let others decide whether they think Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer and others were qualified… to serve on these boards.”
“Your party registration does not meet the president’s qualifications. They are whether you are qualified to serve and whether you share the administration’s beliefs.” “I’m not resigning,” Conway wrote in a letter to Biden that was shared on Twitter.
Spicer, who is a member of the US Naval Academy’s Board of Visitors, indicated on his Newsmax show on Wednesday that he would not resign. Spicer stated, “I will not be submitting my resignation and will be entering a lawsuit to contest this.” Russ Vought, Trump’s former budget manager, has likewise stated that he will not resign.
“No. It’s a three-year contract “On Twitter, he stated. According to a notification published in the Federal Register in 2020, the boards provide advise and recommendations to the US president on issues such as morale, discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, budgetary concerns, and academic methods of the academies.