There’s a new Sheriff in town, and he isn’t takin’ kindly to insubordination.
Yeah. Same goes for government officials — like an Attorney General.
The Democrats are dragging their feet with the confirmation of President Trump’s cabinet picks.
The result? Obama appointees carrying over the Obama administration questionable ‘ethics’.
President Donald Trump has fired the acting Attorney General after she refused to defend his controversial immigration order.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Daniel Ragsdale was fired just two hours later without explanation.
Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, a Democratic appointee, was accused of ‘betraying’ America after she directed Justice Department attorneys not to defend Trump’s so called ‘Muslim ban’ on Monday. She said she was not convinced the order was lawful.
Dana Boente was sworn in as acting attorney general at 9pm on Monday in a hastily arranged ceremony after Trump fired his predecessor. He has already issued an order for the Justice Department to defend Trump’s executive order.
Meanwhile Thomas Homan has been appointed to take over as Acting Director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency from Ragsdale.
Senator Ted Cruz, once Trump’s presidential candidate rival, has defended his decision to fire the ‘lawless’ Yates saying the president was ‘exactly right.’
‘After eight long years of a lawless Obama Department of Justice, it is fitting – and sad – that the very last act of the Obama DOJ is for the Acting AG to defy the newly elected President, refuse to enforce the law, and force the President to fire her,’ he wrote on Facebook.
He added that Yates joined the ‘ignominious succession’ of Attorneys General, from Eric Holder to Loretta Lynch, ‘who put brazen partisan interests above fidelity to law.’
‘Yates’ lawless partisanship highlights why the Senate needs to act now – and Senate Democrats should end
their extreme political obstruction and delay – and confirm Jeff Sessions immediately.’
Read more: Daily Mail
The Media (D) is still framing this as a ‘Muslim ban’.
Sean Spicer was quoted in the Daily Mail article:
‘Ms. Yates is an Obama Administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration,’ Spicer said. ‘It is time to get serious about protecting our country. Calling for tougher vetting for individuals travelling from seven dangerous places is not extreme. It is reasonable and necessary to protect our country.’
This is a changing of the guard.
And the new guards are going to uphold the law.
What a concept.