Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is cleaning house at the State Department, according to a report.
Staffers in the offices of deputy secretary of state for management and resources as well as counselor were shown the door Thursday, according to CBS News.
Many of those let go were on the building’s seventh floor — top-floor bigs — a symbolically important sign to the rest of the diplomatic corps that their new boss has different priorities than the last one.
The staffing changes came as Tillerson was on his first foreign trip — attending a G-20 meeting in Bonn, Germany.
“As part of the transition from one administration to the next, we continue to build out our team. The State Department is supported by a very talented group of individuals, both Republicans and Democrats,” State Department spokesman RC Hammond told CBS.
“We are appreciative to any American who dedicates their talents to public,” he added.
This week’s round of firings marks the second time State Department personnel have been cleared out since President Trump took office last month.
all Right Rex Throw out that trash !!.
HE WOULD MISS
LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE HE HAS TRIED
ONE CAN HOPE
Not bad Jim. We could instead wish him the fate of remaining in long-lived health, while he watches the notions of what he lived and breathed for discredited, and discarded by actually vital, effective, truth-based ideas. This renders his contributions and purpose as the 44th President to be ultimately futile. Wait..........................................that is happening now.
Mike Thompson ... this replies to both of your comments.
1. The Convention of States, as you correctly point out, is a life preserver reserved to the states and the People to fix constitutional problems a corrupt or lazy Congress won't fix. Article V 'conventions' were never intended to become a permanent body; instead, one-offs to address specific a single specific issue at a time.
For myself, I think we just need one COS: to repeal the 17th Amendment and restore the original method of appointing Senators who will perform the function(s) described in both the Constitution and the Federalist & Anti-Federalist Papers.
When the states again have their legal voice nearly all of the things that have stripped their powers away will go away pretty quickly ... the Federal Reserve -- gone in a year, replaced by a central bank clearing house that facilitates money flow, rather than managing it. The Progressive Income Tax -- stopped legislatively in a year and the amendment repealed in record time. Federal laws infringing upon the Second Amendment -- repealed and BATFE disbanded ... real darned fast!
Not many buildings have only three corners ... the Central Government as envisioned had four corners, with the fourth being the states. Restore that and the Federal government reverts to Federalism in a hurry.
2. Karma punishment for Barry OAsshole. Your idea is as good, possibly even better than mine. My bottom line -- anything that hurts him is good for America.
'' This week’s round of firings marks the second time State Department personnel have been cleared out since President Trump took office last month. ''
TRUE TO HIS WORD
'' DRAIN THE SWAMP ''
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AMERICA
SEND THEM AN E-MAIL OF THANKS
Clean out the fed govt in its entirety !!
I agree,, drain the swamp...
Now let's start on the, gooooin' down!, 6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st floors.
The intelligence agencies need to do the same. All Obama leftovers need to be removed, rotated to different location, then replaced. Leakers will be difficult because Obama has set up a Blackhouse command center in DC where he is linked to intelligence system computers. The idea that he was remaining in DC because of his daughters were a lie. He couldn't do the job as president so now he is doing what he does best...community organizing. Trump needs to go after his financial supporters like Soros.
Both Soros and Obama have total disdain for our Constitutional Republic. Soros needs his assets frozen and the distributed to reimburse ever city, town, business and individual harmed by his troglodytes.
Obama was seen as the first "Supreme Caliph of all Islam" by the Pakistani Minister of Industry in 2009. (It Googles.)
The reason Muslims present a problem is not their religion, but the theocracy it represents, accompanied by Sharis Law. Even Gold Star DNC poster boy Khzir Khan is a Sharia lawyer who longs to see it supplant the Constitution.
Wake up America!