Last night, Twitter and Fox News were ablaze with the news that President Trump had abruptly fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates because she had refused to enforce his temporary travel ban on seven countries (previously identified by the Obama administration) as hotbeds for terror activity.
CNBC says In a blistering statement announcing Yates’ replacement, the White House cited Yates’ memo earlier in the day ordering to Justice Department lawyers not to go to court to defend sharp restrictions Trump ordered last week on immigration from seven majority Muslim countries.
But she wasn’t the only one to hear the president’s famous catchphrase.
Also on the chopping block was acting ICE Director Daniel Ragsdale — another Obama appointee.
Ragsdale was replaced by Thomas Homan, ICE’s executive associate director of enforcement and removal operations since 2013.
“I am confident that he will continue to serve as a strong, effective leader for the men and women of ICE,” John Kelly, the secretary of Homeland Security, said in a brief statement.
Homan, a former New York police officer, is a 30-year veteran of immigration enforcement, having served as U.S. Border Patrol agent and deputy assistant director of ICE for investigations, according to DHS.
No doubt the left will be on fire with comparisons to Richard Nixon’s “Saturday Night Massacre” when he abruptly fired independent special prosecutor Archibald Cox, which resulted in the resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus on October 20, 1973, during the Watergate scandal.
This is not that.
President Trump’s actions are to ensure those in the government will actually uphold the LAWS of the government.
Hear that sucking sound? It’s the swamp being drained.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]