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Tue Feb 25, 2020, 11:05 AM

Fox News nonplussed as White House spokesperson suggests illegal purge of government

Fox News nonplussed as White House spokesperson suggests illegal purge of government
https://www.mediamatters.org/fox-news/fox-news-nonplussed-white-house-spokesperson-suggests-illegal-purge-government

White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley appeared on Fox’s America’s Newsroom, where he was asked about reporting that President Donald Trump is looking into a purge of anti-Trump government officials.

Gidley admitted that such a purge is under consideration, and he suggested the administration is looking at millions of federal government workers -- not just the political appointees who serve at the pleasure of the president and can be fired for any reason.

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The Fox News anchors immediately changed the subject.

Purging civil servants for being anti-Trump is blatantly illegal:

Under federal laws dating back to the late 1800s, government workers can only be hired or fired based on their merit and work performance. It’s illegal to make those decisions based on political affiliations or patronage. Additional laws passed in the wake of Watergate and President Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre strengthened those protections, mandating that supervisors show cause for firing any federal worker and setting up the Merit Systems Protection Board for employees to appeal their cases.


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Odoreida Feb 2020 OP
rampartc Feb 2020 #1
Fullduplexxx Feb 2020 #2
czarjak Feb 2020 #3
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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 11:10 AM

1. violations of civil service law are certaunly impeachable

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Tue Feb 25, 2020, 11:11 AM

2. Laws dont matter if the senate wont hold him accountable


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Tue Feb 25, 2020, 11:11 AM

3. "Take our country over?" I thought it was take our country back?

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 11:13 AM

4. Cut to the chase.

Who is going to enforce the rule that will stop Trump from purging civil servants?

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