Trump’s Executive Order 13957 Could Essentially Reclassify Career Civil Employees Into Political Appointees
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President Trump has promised to dismantle the federal government’s administrative state — and made moves in that direction. Now, one of his political appointees has resigned in protest over an executive order that could strip protections from federal employees. Ron Sanders, who worked under presidents of both parties during decades as a civil servant, tells Amna Nawaz why he gave up his job, in the video “Why this career civil servant resigned over a Trump executive order“, below:
In Ron Sanders’ resignation letter, in bold italics”...the Executive Order is nothing more than a smokescreen for what is clearly an attempt to require the political loyalty of those who advise the President, or failing that, to enable their removal with little if any due process.“
This is the Executive Order of concern: Executive Order 13957 of October 21, 2020.
The push back from White House’s: this executive order can increase accountability and efficiency within Washington.
Sanders’ response: In this case, accountability is defined as political loyalty. And I will tell you that, while a president should have the right to have political loyalists around him or her, up to a point, you also need a career civil service, an apolitical, neutrally competent career civil service, that can provide advice and assistance, technical expertise, and, most importantly, speak truth to power without fear of their jobs. The political appointee doesn’t need to accept that advice, but they shouldn’t turn their back on it. They shouldn’t try to quash it or chill it by placing these kinds of restrictions on career civil servants.
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker More about the community at www.WindermereSun.com
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