그만큼 “단일성” lasted all of a couple of minutes. 그때, hours after 바이든 대통령 pledged in his inaugural address to show “tolerance and humility,” the brass knuckles came out.
One duster was aimed at Peter Robb, general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board. Within minutes of Mr. Biden’s swearing-in, and as the new 대통령 told the nation it needed to “be better,” the new White House delivered Mr. Robb an ultimatum: resign by 5 오후, or be fired.
The general-counsel position is a Senate-confirmed four-year appointment at an independent agency; 씨. Robb had 10 months left in his term.
The Robb firing is an early indicator of Biden’s top priorities.
No NLRB general counsel had ever been fired, 그리고 바이든 백악관 provided no cause for the action. 씨. Robb pointed all this out in a return letter and respectfully declined to step down. So Mr. 바이든 (“we must end this uncivil war”) canned him.
4 년 동안, the media and Democrats cast every action of the Trump administration as something law-breaking or verging on a constitutional crisis. This week’s headlines, by contrast, were a mass media celebration of the return to “normalcy.” 씨. Biden ran on, and won on, a promise to restore norms to Washington.