The dismissal was of Obama administration holdover Attorney General Sally Yates was inevitable. You can’t work for Obama and think you will survive in President Trump’s administration.
Yates defied President Trump’s executive order. According to Fox News,
Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, a holdover from the Obama administration, directed Justice Department attorneys Monday not to defend President Donald Trump’s controversial executive refugee and immigration ban.
Yates said in a memo that she was “not convinced” that Trump’s order was lawful, nor that its defense was consistent with the department’s obligation to “always seek justice and stand for what is right.”
Yates’ directive was likely to be temporary, given that Sen. Jeff Sessions, Trump’s pick for attorney general, will likely move to uphold the president’s policy. Sessions is currently awaiting Senate confirmation.
As we’ve learned, Trump takes no time to make some decisions, so this one is easy.
Almost all Obama administration staffers are anti-American dyed-in-the-wool Leftists who hate President Trump and the 63 million deplorables who voted for him. These people are ideologically opposed to American values, as they try to tell us constantly what those values are. And for this reason, they all must be gone.
Which is why Trump said to Yates:
And now we see why Schumer delayed the confirmation of President Trump’s appointee for Attorney General. He could get back at President Trump by leaving a “poison pill” in place. What the Left doesn’t realize is Trump is a problem-solver.
Keeping Yates would have allowed the fly to remain in the ointment.
Still, Yates’ abrupt decision deepened the chaos surrounding Trump’s order. The Associated Press reported that at least three top national security officials — Defense Secretary James Mattis, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Rex Tillerson, who is awaiting confirmation to lead the State Department — have told associates they were not aware of details of directive until around the time Trump signed it. Leading intelligence officials were also left largely in the dark, according to U.S. officials.
In his dismissal of Yates, the White House issued a statement:
“Ms. Yates is an Obama administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration,” said a statement from the White House that appeared to be in Trump’s own voice.
Trump appointed Dana Boente, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to serve as acting attorney general until his nominee, Sen. Jeff Sessions, can be confirmed by the Senate. The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a Tuesday vote on Sessions, who has closely advised Trump on immigration matters.
Good riddance. Another worthless Obama appointee can go get a real job.