Even though Barack Obama left office a year ago, we all know that his progressive legacies continue. And it’s terrible.Thankfully, two of Obama’s most prized accomplishments, Obamacare and amnesty for illegals, are ending. This is all thanks to President Trump’s policy and regulation changes.
However, Obama still has his way in the federal government, as many employees during the Obama administration have stayed during President Trump’s first year, simply to be a thorn in his side. And that is why many conservatives are calling for President Trump to, in effect, “drain the swamp.”
Now that the worst of Obama’s policies have ended, President Trump is doing exactly what conservatives are asking. He is effectively draining the swamp by forcing two progressive liberals out of their high-profile State Department positions of power. He didn’t even have to officially do it – they left before he got the chance. And Obama is furious.
Two of the top ten Obama holdover bureaucrats Breitbart News reported in February President Trump could fire or remove are stepping down from their State Department refugee roles.Acting Assistant Secretary of the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration Simon Henshaw is stepping down from that position, Reuters reported on Saturday.
“In an interview on Saturday evening, Henshaw told Reuters he was leaving his position in a routine professional move unrelated to the Trump administration’s policies, which have curtailed refugee admissions. A State Department spokeswoman also said Henshaw’s move was routine,” Reuters reported.
“On Tuesday, Reuters reported that Lawrence Bartlett, previously the head of the refugee admissions office at the State Department, had been given a temporary re-assignment in the State Department office handling Freedom of Information Act requests,” Reuters noted.
The FOIA office in the State Department is the bureaucratic equivalent of an exile to Siberia for someone with Bartlett’s background, sources tell Breitbart News.
As Breitbart News reported in December, Bartlett had been on a temporary assignment in Puerto Rico.Henshaw was number 7 on Breitbart’s top ten Obama holdover bureaucrats list, and Bartlett was number 9.
This is encouraging news for conservatives. To see two of Obama’s most progressive workers leave their powerful positions is amazing news. They clearly knew that their time was up and that they would soon get canned otherwise.
So here’s to another “drain the swamp” win for President Trump!