Just how threatened is Joe Biden of Republicans? When he entered office, Joe promised “unity” and that he’d work with the other side. He hasn’t done that once. Instead, he ignores concerns from Republican lawmakers and has twice forged ahead with divisive, radical legislation.
It seems Joe Biden’s administration wants no input or support from conservatives. Just looking at who he’s hired for his staff will tell you all you need to know.
Worse than that, Biden has tried to purge D.C. of any trace of conservative or pro-Trump influence. While in office, Trump pointed notable people to important councils and boards. These positions were to last several years, even after his first term ended. But Biden has pressured many of these people—many of whom were Trump allies—out of these jobs. Now, he’s coming for two more.
What were their “crimes”? It looks like running for office as Republicans.
From Fox News:
President Biden requested that two members of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition, who were appointed by former President Trump, either step down or face termination amid their U.S. Senate runs in Georgia and Pennsylvania.
“President Trump appointed me to two terms on the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition,” tweeted Dr. Mehmet Oz, who is running for Senate in Pennsylvania. “The White House just emailed me demanding my resignation by the end of the day.”
A similar notification was issued to Herschel Walker, who is running for the Senate in Georgia.:
The Biden administration notified two Trump-appointees, Herschel Walker and Dr. Mehmet Oz, to step down from their positions on the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition. If they don’t, he will terminate them. These men have been on this council for years—and certainly have experience and knowledge valuable to such a group.
So, why is Biden trying to force them out? His administration claims under their rules an appointee cannot at the same time be running for office, although that decree has yet to be confirmed as applying broadly across the federal government.
The only thing we can see is that they are Republicans, running for Senate seats, and were appointed by President Donald Trump. How petty is that? But this isn’t even the first time Biden’s pulled this kind of stunt. Other Trump allies held seats on councils and boards within the military or government. Historically, members are allowed to serve out their terms, even if they are from another party.
But Biden is burning as many bridges as he can by purging Republicans from influential roles in our government. It seems, if he had his way, he’d eliminate every trace of Republican influence in our society. He appears so threatened by Trump’s legacy—and the growing red wave—that he is trying to punish anyone associated with it. Dr. Oz blasted Joe saying, “Clearly, Joe Biden can’t be around anyone who doesn’t completely fall in line with his fear-mongering.”
The doctor, who is running for Senate in PA, said he would not resign, which would force the White House to fire him. Democrats are clearly running for the hills as we move closer to November. But all this bloodletting is not going to save them.