President Joe Biden fired Kellyanne Conway and several other Trump appointees from their positions on military academy advisory boards this week, and she had plenty of hypocritical complaints about it that drew laughter on Twitter.
Prior to leaving office in disgrace, Donald Trump appointed Conway to the United States Air Force Academy advisory board even though she’s totally unqualified to serve in such a position. Her presence on the board is particularly disturbing and a threat to national security because her former boss incited an insurrection to overthrow democracy and wanted the military to help him stay in power.
On Wednesday, Biden requested resignations from Conway and other Trump appointees despite the positions being three-year terms.
Again, these Trump appointees should not be on these boards because their former boss committed treason and they are positioned to spread right-wing propaganda and influence future generations of troops. The bad influence and propaganda could bring about chaos in the ranks and result in a military coup to keep a Republican president in power. Therefore, keeping Conway and other Trump appointees in their positions on these boards is an unacceptable risk.
In response, Conway whined about the request and complained that “presidential norms” are not being adhered to, which is hypocritical because Trump violated every presidential norm he could in the four years he was in office, including the tradition of a peaceful transition of power. She also demanded that Biden resign the presidency despite there being no reason for him to do so.
President Biden, I’m not resigning, but you should. pic.twitter.com/HuRYM4bLYP
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) September 8, 2021
Americans ripped her hypocrisy.
I don’t understand. @KellyannePolls herself told us that if the President does something it’s by definition Presidential. Weird… did that change?
— Robert Acurso (@SimmaDownNa42) September 8, 2021
“A break in Presidential norms”? We just can’t allow that to happen…
— Howard Heilweil (@hheilweil) September 8, 2021
Seriously, YOU are going to cite Presidential norms after working for Trump?
— TC (@HeartSmileFarms) September 8, 2021
You’re disgusting. You accuse President Biden of breaking a presidential norm. You, who served a president who shredded every presidential norm possible. Disappear from public life.
— Ben Wear (@bwear) September 8, 2021
Really? For what? Shepherding the country through a deadly pandemic? Extricating us from a forever war? Returning competence and integrity to government after four years of criminal negligence?
Well, yeah, no wonder you want him to resign.
— P.D. White (@whitepatrick) September 8, 2021
— david moye (@dmoyeweirdnews) September 8, 2021
Funny when someone creates letterhead that calls themselves “Honorable” when no one else in the world would EVER call them that.
— Ted (@trom771) September 8, 2021
Would this break in presidential norms be on par with….meeting with an adversary and destroying the translator’s notes? Or a president profiting off the presidency? Or asking a foreign nation to interfere in an election? Or employing first family members in the Executive Branch?
— Emily A. (@emzorbit) September 8, 2021
Conway is not qualified to serve on a military advisory board because she enabled Trump for years as he violated presidential norms and tried to overthrow democracy. Frankly, she should be prosecuted, especially since she violated federal law on multiple occasions by ignoring the Hatch Act. She’s a disgrace to this country. And while many Americans expressed glee with her firing, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) put it best:
A predictable, if not unfortunate, outcome. Clinging onto vestiges of power against the people’s will is kind of your /Trump’s / the GOP’s thing.
When you’re fired, don’t let the fascist victim complex hit you on the way out. 👋🏽 https://t.co/YmsoFmvaPv
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 8, 2021
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