Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer fired from military board, trolls say 'about time'
12 Trump appointees were asked to step down or be fired by Biden from military academy advisory boards; Internet delighted after Conway hits back
President Joe Biden has asked 12 Trump appointees to step down from their positions on military academy advisory boards and it's going about as well as you'd expect. Kellyanne Conway, one of the 12 asked to step down has hit back at Biden with a furious message, sparking a ton of memes on social media. While Conway may not want to go, it seems social media is more than happy to see her gone.
A staunch Trump loyalist, Conway has frequently come under fire from social media and her own family. In January, she was slammed by her daughter Claudia on TikTok after sharing a topless photo of Claudia on Twitter. In the January of 2020, husband George Conway took a swipe at his wife and Trump on Twitter, responding to a tweet by Kellyanne. The mother-daughter saga took another twist in late January when Claudia claimed she had proof her mother "assaulted" her.
Outside of family drama, Conway served on the Board of Visitors to the United States Air Force Academy. That's a role she will now have to give up, but not without a fight. Others who have been asked to leave include Sean Spicer, HR McMaster, Retired Gen. John Keane, and Russell Vought. It's unclear if any of the others are going down without a fight, but Conway and Spicer clearly aren't.
Conway, Spicer hit back at Biden
The president has issued a non-negotiable order, asking the 12 Trump loyalists to either resign or be fired by 6 pm on September 8. In response, Conway tweeted out a statement slamming Biden. "It certainly seems petty and political, if not personal," she wrote. "Your decision is disappointing but understandable given the need to distract from a news cycle that has you mired in multiple self-inflicted crises," she added. Conway ended the statement, "I am not resigning, but you should."
President Biden, I'm not resigning, but you should. pic.twitter.com/HuRYM4bLYP— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) September 8, 2021
Spicer didn't offer any immediate comments but tweeted he would be responding to Biden's request on Newsmax. "I will be joining a lawsuit to fight this," he said on air. Spicer called the decision an "unprecedented move" and asked, "why would they want zero oversight?" Spicer and Conway were among the numerous Trump loyalists the former president stacked in various roles shortly before he left the Oval Office. Since then, the Biden administration has been trying to remove those appointments, as it seeks to keep advisory boards non-partisan.
Press Secretary Jen Psaki defended the president's decision, telling reporters, "I will let others evaluate whether they think Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer and others were qualified - or not political - to serve on these boards." It appears the Internet has made up its mind and agrees with Psaki that Conway and the others aren't fit to serve.
'Crawl back to hell where you belong'
"By firing Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway, President Biden is the first President in over four years to actually drain the swamp," one user commented. Another joked, "So we got rid of Robert E Lee and Kellyanne Conway today. Not bad for a Wednesday." One person mocked, "Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway's shared and vast military experience will undoubtedly be a loss to cadets everywhere."
By firing Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway, President Biden is the first President in over four years to actually drain the swamp.— Aaron Parnas (@AaronParnas) September 8, 2021
So we got rid of Robert E Lee and Kellyanne Conway today. Not bad for a Wednesday.— PoppaBear (@APoppaBear) September 8, 2021
Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway's shared and vast military experience will undoubtedly be a loss to cadets everywhere. https://t.co/LDSNF26nKc— Tim O'Brien (@TimOBrien) September 8, 2021
Good and it’s about time— Traveling Texan (@TexansRevolt) September 8, 2021
Another user noted, "Imagine being Kellyanne Conway and complaining something was a “break from presidential norms”." Another person mocked, "I swear if someone dumped a bucket of water on Kellyanne Conway she'd straight up melt. Kellyanne, sweetheart...crawl back to hell where you belong. Your entitlement & your presence are neither desired nor required."
Imagine being Kellyanne Conway and complaining something was a “break from presidential norms” https://t.co/B5ZQAosVpz— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) September 8, 2021
I swear if someone dumped a bucket of water on Kellyanne Conway she'd straight up melt.— Plastic Martyr (@plasticmartyr) September 9, 2021
Kellyanne, sweetheart...crawl back to hell where you belong. Your entitlement & your presence are neither desired nor required. ✌🏽
Other appointees Biden has asked to step down have also resisted. Meaghan Mobbs responded, "It is tragic that this great institution is now being subjected to and hijacked by partisan action that serve no purpose and no greater good." Russ Vought replied, "No. It’s a three-year term," according to The Daily Mail. It's unclear at the moment who else will join Spicer's legal challenge. Trump himself is yet to weigh in on the debate.