President BidenJoe Biden The Senate held the longest vote in history as Democrats vie to save the relief bill The former Trump-appointed man arrested in the Capitol riots complained he would not be able to sleep in prison. on Friday fired Sharon Gustafson, who was appointed by the former President Trump as Chief Adviser to the Commission on Equal Employment Opportunities (EEOC).
The White House told Gustafson that she was fired at 5 p.m. Friday after she refused to resign willingly.
In a letter to the White House published by the Center for Ethics and Public Policy, a conservative think tank, Gustafson said he “respectfully” declined the White House’s request to resign and that he wanted to serve the remainder of his four-year term, which was due to expire. in 2023
Gautam Ragavan, deputy director of the White House of the Presidential Office, said in an email that she had been fired since Friday night.
Neither the White House nor the EEOC immediately responded to requests for comment from The Hill.
Republicans quickly came out to swing against the shooting. Andrea Lucas, the Republican-appointed EEOC commissioner, described the shooting as a violation of Biden’s calls for unity.
“I find the actions taken today by the White House against our independent agency deeply disturbing, a departure from the long-established norms followed by the presidents of the two parties, an injection of partisanship where it is lacking, and … telling evidence of what “Unity actually means this president and his administration,” she tweeted.
… telling evidence of what “unity” really means to this president and his administration. In his inaugural address, the president said: “The right to peaceful dissent, within the mantles of our republic, is perhaps the greatest strength of our nation.”
– Andrea R. Lucas (@andrealucasEEOC) March 5, 2021
“It’s a model. “President Biden is calling for an end to the guerrilla war, only to address and ask Senate-confirmed officials to resign so he can make room for his left-wing friends,” Rep said. Virginia FoxVirginia Ann Fox Chamber of Commerce Labels Biden’s Removal of NLRB Attorney General’s “Extreme” GOP Control Intensified with Dismissal of NLRB’s Greatest Lawyer Biden Dismisses Trump-Erased Lawyer (RN.C.), the best Republican on the House Education and Labor Committee.
“President Biden must take note from Councilor General Gustafson, who adheres to her commitment and refuses to submit to guerrilla pressure. This unprecedented dismissal of an honorable civil servant, which occurred just hours after she was asked to resign, is unjustified and should be canceled immediately, Fox said.
Gustafson was first appointed to her role in 2018. At the time, she was under scrutiny for remarks about protecting LGBT workers.
Gustafson wrote in a letter to the White House that she did not know about the former EEOC general adviser, who was fired at the beginning of the new administration, although Biden worked quickly to install his own appointments in the federal government.