This is surprising!
In a stunning turn of events, a U.S. District Judge has just blocked two former Trump administration officials from allowing to be reinstated on the U.S. Naval Academy board.
According to the Washington Examiner, U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich has blocked former White House press secretary Sean Spicer and former Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought from returning to the board. Currently, both Spicer and Vought have sued President Biden for removing them from their positions in the first place.
Both Spicer and Vought sued President Biden back in September after the Biden administration forced out over twelve people from serving on the military service academy advisory boards with little explanation.
Judge Friedrich didn’t accept Spicer and Vought’s argument that removing them from the board would “silence dissenting views” and believes they should remain off.
According to Judge Friedrich, both Spicer and Vought, “give no indication that their views on the governance of the Naval Academy actually differ from the other board members. Nor do they explain how it would serve the public interest to present advice to the president — the primary function of the board — that the president does not intend to consider.”
America First Legal initially filed the lawsuit for Spicer and Vought and claimed that President Biden banned them from the board because he was attempting an illegal partisan power-grab and wanted to break longstanding bipartisan norms and traditions.
H.R. McMaster, Michael Wynne, former White House adviser Kellyanne Conway , retired Gen. John Keane, Meaghan Mobbs, David Urban, Heidi Stirrup, retired Col. Douglas Macgregor, and John Coale were also asked to resign from the U.S. Naval Academy board by President Biden.