In a stunning change of pace, each lobbyist that was previously invited to the transition team were buffed out Tuesday evening.
The Wall Street Journal reports that:
Vice President-elect Mike Pence formally signed documents that put him in charge of the transition team, and officials insisted the 10-week effort to build an administration is on schedule. In one of his first moves, Mr. Pence ordered the removal of all lobbyists from the transition team, said one transition team member with knowledge of the decisions.
Why isn’t this bigger news? Donald Trump and Mike Pence are absolutely practicing what they preach. It is a long-standing tradition on the Hill that for better or worse, lobbyists deserve to run your platform. However, the Trump team are following through with their promise to ‘Drain The Swamp’ by cutting these men out.
Mike Rogers, the former National Security Senior Advisor to the Trump transition team who was abruptly cut out last night, posted his resignation statement on his website:
It was a privilege to prepare and advise the policy, personnel and agency action teams on all aspects of the national security portfolio during the initial pre-election planning phase. Our work will provide a strong foundation for the new transition team leadership as they move into the post-election phase, which naturally is incorporating the campaign team in New York who drove President-elect Trump to an incredible victory last Tuesday.
Mike Rogers, among others, did not align with the mission statement of the Trump team to ‘Drain The Swamp.’
Pence has the ear of Trump and it will be his wisdom that helps to construct a strong team. The media, left wing, has their panties is a wad because Trump does not need them. He will do like Reagan and go to the people because he realizes it is the people who put him in the presidency.
This is a breath of fresh air not seen in DC in decades.
Would love to see Nikki Haley as Sec of State and David Petraeus as Sec of Defense
@RichWheeler: Petraeus would be good. Nikki should go back to India. Let’s try to keep the high jobs for Americans
Interesting. Will the purge include General Michael Flynn, whose consulting firm works on behalf of Dutch and Turkish interests? His company does business as FLYNN Intel Group Inc., and FLYNN Intel Group LLC.
This is a great time in America all the good things that happen we can credit to Trump election and all the bad stuff we can say, “See this is why they must go!”
@kitt: Isn’t that the way it always works in politics
To the victor belongs the spoils. Trump’s not even gonna get a traditional 100 day honeymoon. 65% of the country can.t stand the guy and don’t understand how the hell he pulled it off.
Listen up #one half of you didn’t bother to vote.
#2 He was running against HRC
Will Cruz take a position?
How bout a throwback Thursday video.
@Rich Wheeler: The dems are scambling how to get back the midwest and rustbelt voters
As long as they remain radical progressives they will never get the voters they are seeking. The radical left agenda was repudiated.
@July 4th American: They have no policies that work, they can only blame republicans for their failing policies, How often they vote without knowing a thing about the bill they vote on? Now they want earmarks back, looks like Ryan is putting the breaks on that.
Evidently anything I post now goes into moderation. Perhaps I’ve wasted enough time.