Biden Admin Moves To Protect Federal Govt From MAGA Purge

A second Donald Trump or a Ron DeSantis or Vivek Ramawamy presidency would still be a national nightmare but the Biden administration is taking steps to make it a tad less horrific.

From The Washington Post:

The Biden administration proposed a new rule Friday seeking to bolster protections for federal workers, an explicit attempt to thwart plans by former president Donald Trump and his allies to replace career government officials with political loyalists should he be reelected.

The rule seeks to halt any attempt to gut the foundation of the federal civil service, whose 2.2 million career employees serve any occupant of the White House without regard to partisanship — and have rights to due process at every level.

In the waning days of his administration, Trump tried to subvert those principles with a sweeping executive order that stripped job protections from employees in policy roles across the government. President Biden revoked that executive order on the third day of his presidency, and the new rule Friday seeks to further protect those officials. The rule comes as Trump continues to dominate the Republican primary field and appears likely to once again capture his party’s nomination for president.

Fortunately, then-President Trump ran out of time to implement his purge plan, aka Schedule F, but candidates Trump, Ron DeSantis and Vivek Ramaswamy have also vowed to decimate the federal workforce, The Post notes.

The new rule is not ironclad and could be undone by a GOP administration or challenged in court. But it’s “only one component of a broader agenda to strengthen the federal workforce,” The Post said.

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