A ‘Purge’ is Also a Word Used by Stalin
Trump apologist Steve King of Iowa was on MSNB yesterday and told Joy Reid straight out Trump should purge all Obama holdovers.
“If i were Donald Trump, I would take a look at all my political appointees, anybody that was an appointment that came from the Obama administration,” he said. “I would end that tomorrow morning, or tonight, for that that matter, and then make sure I had people working in all departments of the government loyal to the executive branch.”
Why? “This is undercutting the Trump agenda. He has an agenda that’s a mandate from the American people. I don’t know if he can carry it out with this undercut, eroding the Trump agenda from the inside,” he explained.
“Joy Reid put a stop to that blather fast. “It sounds to me as if you just suggested a purge, a governmentwide purge from the White House directed by the White House of any staffer who previously worked for the Obama administration,” she clarified. “Is that what you’re suggesting?”
“King responded that he was specifically referring to political appointments, knowing full well that his words would be construed the way he means — to purge Obama appointees. And the use of the term “purge” was fine with him too, by the way.”
He blithely responded ‘purge’ is just a word. True. Stalin used this word too and did a huge purge.
Enemies of the American people are also a collection of words that were first uttered by Stalin and now by Herr Trump.
Sean Hannity also wants a purge. These Trump apologists want a government of no one except who have taken an explicit loyalty oath to Donald Trump.
They don’t get it. There should be no loyalty oath to Donald Trump just a loyalty oath the the United States of America. Many of the same people who pledge an oath to Herr Trump are disloyal to this country-like Super Agent Man, Mike Flynn who took an oath to Trump.
Now they’ve fired all attorneys appointed by Obama.
“Preet Bharara, one of the most high-profile federal prosecutors in the country, was fired Saturday after refusing to submit a letter of resignation as part of an ouster of the remaining U.S. attorneys who were holdovers from the Obama administration, according to people familiar with the matter.”
“I did not resign,” Bharara said on Twitter. “Moments ago I was fired. Being the US Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life.”
“On Friday, acting deputy attorney general Dana Boente began making calls to 46 prosecutors asking for their resignations. Such requests are a normal part of a transition of power from one administration to another, and about half of the 94 Obama-era U.S. attorneys had already left their jobs.”
It seems that every day with this Administration is a Saturday night massacre.
“Everything these people do is a Saturday night massacre. …" https://t.co/rgVT92iE7T
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) March 11, 2017
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