Biden’s Unitary Executive Versus Agency Independence

Source: The American Conservative
by Andrew Kloster

“For all the talk and the media hysterics, President Donald Trump never took full aim at the bureaucracy. He never fired Anthony Fauci. He never fired Robert Mueller. Over four years and in spite of various leaks and partisan letters, President Trump only fired a small handful of the dozens of inspectors general who by law are explicitly removable by the president. As I often note, Trump was perhaps the most norm-following president of my lifetime. … By contrast, President Joe Biden has taken a number of norm-breaking actions that President Trump never even considered, nor should he have. These actions compromise the diversity and First Amendment rights of our federal workforce.” (06/02/21)