As has previously been revealed here, the Trump cabal is firing all US ambassadors the moment the popular vote loser takes office, leaving embassies all over the world empty of official diplomatic representation! But it gets worse: Gizmodo reports that the head of the National Nuclear Security Administration and his deputy have also been ordered to clean out their desks! Under Secretary for Nuclear Security Frank Klotz and his deputy, Madelyn Creedon, are in charge of a $12 billion-a-year agency that “maintains and enhances the safety, security, and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile,” and so far as anyone knows, the Trump cabal has no one in mind to fill those positions!
When firing political appointees, a sane person would make sure the position stayed filled until a replacement was chosen and confirmed by Congress. Obama kept Bush’s NNSA Administrator in place for his entire first term and part of his second. But the repulsive orange man-baby is so obsessed with overturning every Obama decision he can that he’s going to effectively leave our nuclear arsenal unguarded! Both these positions require Senate confirmation—it could be months before they’re filled!
And that’s just the beginning; Gizmodo’s anonymous source told them, “There are scores more appointees within the department…Secretarial and administration appointments that don’t require Senate confirmation, mostly performing policy, liaison, and strategic advisory capacities in support of the agency they’re at. They serve at the will of the head of their agency. Those people are, theoretically, also out on inauguration day unless otherwise directed, which hasn’t happened yet to my knowledge…I’m more and more coming around to the idea that we’re so very very fucked.”
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