Former officials from the Trump administration are pushing back after the White House initiated their removal from military academy boards.
Former President Donald Trump appointed 18 people to the boards of visitors for the Air Force Academy, Military Academy, and Naval Academy. The Biden administration sent them letters requesting them to resign by Wednesday or face termination.
The individuals who received letters include former Trump White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway, press secretary Sean Spicer, national security adviser H.R. McMaster, and director of the Office of Management and Budget Russell Vought.
“I will let others evaluate whether they think Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer and others were qualified, or not political, to serve on these boards,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.
Several publically resisted the request.
“President Biden, I’m not resigning, but you should,” Conway wrote on Twitter.
“No. It’s a three year term,” Vought tweeted.