Saturday, March 7, 2020

Look Out Swamp! President Trump’s New White House Chief Of Staff

In the three-plus years since President Trump took office, he has had no less than 28 acting cabinet secretaries—more than the 27 total employed during President Bill Clinton’s eight years in office, and the 23 over the course of The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer’s administration.

Relying on acting cabinet members is not unheard of by any means; presidents often use them at the beginning of their administration or at the start of their second term while the Senate goes through the confirmation process.

A vacancy in the Cabinet may be filled by an acting officer for 210 days from the date of the vacancy according to the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998.

On Friday night President Trump tapped Mark Meadows, a staunch advocate for and ferocious supporter of the president to be his White House Chief of Staff.  Meadows had been on the shortlist to replace Gen. John Kelly when he left the post in December of 2018.

Meadows had an immediate impact in the U.S. House of Representatives after his election in 2012. He was one of the founders of the House Freedom Caucus, and in 2015, he filed a motion that eventually led to John Boehner resigning as Speaker of the House. Between 2017 and 2019, the Freedom Caucus was the most powerful bloc of lawmakers in Washington.

Meadows has been a much needed wartime consigliere to the President and White House on impeachment and other issues.

"This President and his Administration have a long list of incredible victories they've delivered to the country during this first term, with the best yet to come—and I look forward to helping build on that success and staying in the fight for the forgotten men and women of America,” Meadows said in a statement.

Look out Swamp!

When President Trump renominated John Ratcliffe (R-TX) to be his Director of National Intelligence (DNI) on March 3, it became clear to this observer the swamp creatures dwelling in or near the West Wing would soon be unceremoniously shown the door.

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