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Oversight Republicans slam Biden for ‘political’ firings of Trump appointees from military panels

FIRST ON FOX: Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are slamming President Biden over his recent “political” firings of Trump administration officials who were appointed to military academies’ advisory boards.

Fox News exclusively obtained a letter from House Oversight Committee ranking member James Comer, R-Ky., to Office of Presidential Personnel Director Catherine Russell regarding the president’s demand for 18 military panel appointees from his predecessor’s administration to resign in the middle of their terms.

Comer led a number of his Republican committee colleagues on the letter to Russell, who pointed out that the firings “came in the wake of President Biden’s bungled Afghanistan withdrawal” and therefore have been overlooked by the media.

“Board members refusing to resign were considered fired at 6 p.m. that same day,” the lawmakers wrote. “We are unaware of any such action taken by a prior president or administration.”


“In light of these unprecedented and possibly unlawful political firings, we request information to understand the process and legal basis behind these decisions,” they also wrote.

The Republican lawmakers pointed out that Biden is “undermining” the American military’s “foundational pillars” by “summarily firing the presidentially-appointed board members.”

“With these firings, President Biden continues a pattern of political gamesmanship to purge Trump appointees from the government,” the letter reads. “In this case, the firings are not only unprecedented but potentially a violation of law.”

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