The Biden administration is reportedly purging Trump supporters from government.
According to The Daily Wire:
President Joe Biden is reportedly attempting to sniff out federal bureaucrats installed by and loyal to his predecessor to purge the federal government of Trump supporters.
On his way out, former President Donald Trump appointed dozens of his supporters to government boards and committees, and installed many others in career positions within the federal government. The Biden White House is now working to undo Trump’s work, fearing that those Trump supporters may interfere with Biden’s agenda, according to NBC News.
The practice of outgoing presidents installing a number of their supporters into more permanent posts in the federal government, called “burrowing,” is not new or uncommon. Experts approached by NBC News said that Trump’s burrowed officials are different in number and temperament than previous administrations, calling those Trump supporters “dangerous.”
Democrats, Trump critics, and others have attempted to use the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol to taint Trump supporters as a whole. The effort to demonize Trump supporters within the federal government began long before, however. Days after the November election, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) called for making a database of Trump administration officials in case they try to “downplay” their ties to the former president.
This change in the narrative seems like a step toward totalitarianism, not democracy.