Biden fires EEOC general counsel

To the surprise of very few, the spirit of unity pledged by President Joe Biden throughout the 2020 campaign and also upon his inauguration has quickly given way to the entrenched partisanship Americans have unfortunately come to expect.

Evidence of Biden’s return to business as usual can be seen in the adminstration’s Friday decision to fire Sharon Gustafson, the Trump-appointed general counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) — the first woman to ever serve in the role — after she declined its request for her resignation, as The Hill reported.

On March 2, Gautam Raghavan, deputy director of the White House Presidential Personnel Office, wrote to Gustafson and requested that she resign her position by March 5 at 5 p.m.

Gustafson responded with a letter of her own in which she “respectfully” declined to leave her position, emphasizing that two years remained on her term of appointment, explaining that throughout her career she has advised clients to “not resign under pressure,” and that she intended to “stand in solidarity with them” in following that advice herself.

A mere three hours after issuing her response, Gustafson was informed by Raghavan that, given her refusal to step down, her employment would be terminated effective that same evening, as Fox News noted.

Reaction from Republicans to Gustafson’s firing was quick in coming, with EEOC commissioner Andrea Lucas taking to Twitter to blast the move as “deeply troubling,” and “a break from long-established norms respected by presidents of both parties, an injection of partisanship where it had been absent.” She continued:

In his inaugural address, the President said, “The right to dissent peaceably, within the guardrails of our Republic, is perhaps our nation’s greatest strength.

That, however, does not seem to apply to Sharon Gustafson. And if such a principle does not apply to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – the very agency charged with preventing and remedying discrimination and retaliation – where else does it apply?

As The Hill also reported, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) further underscored the hypocrisy of the dismissal, declaring, “This is a pattern. President Biden calls for the end to ‘partisan warfare,’ only to turn around and demand that Senate-confirmed officials resign so he can make room for his left-wing friends.”

Gustafson pointed out in her letter that she was unaware of any prior general counsel at the EEOC having been dismissed at the beginning of a new presidency or having been “fired for being appointed by the wrong political party.

And to think, for the past four years, Americans were meant to believe that Donald Trump was the one laying waste to our government’s supposedly inviolable norms.

94 Responses

  1. I think we all figured out that Biden was talking out of the wrong side of his mouth when he made the claims of doing bipartisanship What I would like to find out is can we impeach him for not handling the affairs of our country. He doesn’t remember who his cabinet picks are much less where he is half of the time

  2. Once again Biden has stated the American people, he said that he was going to unite the country bs he is a liar pure and simple, plus I doubt he can remember what he just said. His handlers don’t want him to meet with the press unless there questions are first written down and then they can write the answers for him, if he can remember which card to read

  3. If President Trump had pulled half the crap that this man is pulling he would have been tarred and feathered……. Too bad he didn’t put in a lot of stopgaps that might have crippled the cancellation policy the bullies are implementing…..

  4. I am eagerly looking forward to election time when this Democrat can vote a straight Republican ticket along with other Patriots in order to get enough elected officials to over ride Biden and erase his dictatorship from existence and reverse all of his executive orders in order to save America. When history is written it needs to report the truth: BIDEN WORST PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY!!

  5. If I could I would fired Biden and send him packing along with his stupid looking wife .And put Trump in CHARGE.

  6. We all have to stand up and be heard whether we are Republican, Independent or Democrat. This group in the WH now are bound bent and determined to sell this country out and ruin what we still have available since the China Virus was bestowed on us by our good buddy China. And don’t forget that he is also and his Klan planning to allow Iran to do their worse to this country and to other countries as well. Let your senators and reps know by all means that we the people will not stand for this any longer.

  7. Just trying to destroy America’s way of life. All those who voted for the demoncRATs will be sorry but so will the rest of us who voted to make America great. Each day more and more people are saying they like my MAGA hate now more than ever. I tell them just way for another 3 months and milions more will like the hate even more.

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