Trump is not happy that his cabinet picks are being held up. So he’s doing something about it, in true Trump fashion. What do you think about this? It looks like the Democrats can’t push people around anymore and get away with it.
President Donald Trump has fired the acting Attorney General after she refused to defend his controversial immigration order.
Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, a Democratic appointee, had directed Justice Department attorneys not to defend Trump’s so called ‘Muslim ban’ on Monday saying she was not convinced the order was lawful.
She has now been removed from office, after she was accused of’betraying’ America for refusing to follow the president’s order.
Dana Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, has been appointed as Acting Attorney General until Senator Jeff Sessions is confirmed by the Senate.
Democrats have been fighting tooth and nail to keep Sessions out of the Cabinet, with many threatening to delay following his ban on immigrants and refugees from certain countries.
Earlier, CNN reported that Yates wrote a letter to lawyers explaining: ‘My responsibility is to ensure that the position of the Department of Justice is not only legally defensible, but is informed by our best view of what the law is after consideration of all the facts.’
‘In addition, I am responsible for ensuring that the positions we take in court remain consistent with this institution’s solemn obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right,’ she continued.
‘At present, I am not convinced that the defense of the executive order is consistent with these responsibilities nor am I convinced that the executive order is lawful,’ she concluded.
The Democrats are delaying my cabinet picks for purely political reasons. They have nothing going but to obstruct. Now have an Obama A.G.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 31, 2017