One of the things people don’t like about Washington, and the Obama administration, is the way that political operatives are embedded into every agency of the Executive Branch. So much so that the phrase “drain the swamp,” made popular by candidate Trump, now Pres.-elect Trump, was widely accepted by voters in November.
The politicization of the Dept. of Energy is in the news now. The Dept. of Justice is another, but that’s for another time.
Lately, the Obama administration fired a top scientist and intimidated staff at the Department of Energy in order to further its climate change agenda.
A top DoE scientist who liaised with Congress on the matter was fired by the Obama administration for being too forthright with lawmakers, according to the report, which provides an in-depth look at the White House’s efforts to ensure senior staffers toe the administration’s line.
So it’s no surprise that the Obama administration stiffed the incoming transition team’s request for names in the DoE who have been working in the area of Climate Change. Not only that, but Democrats are pushing back for them even wanting to know. The epitome of politicization of an agency. They claim it is over-reaching. I think it is important to know who is involved so the new administration can learn what it is they have to say on the subject. Regardless, it won’t take long for the new administration to find out who they are and what they know. Sooner or later, the swamp will be drained of the political embeds poised to fight against the administration.
Like Obama once said. Elections have consequences.
Links: Congress: Obama Admin Fired Top Scientist to Advance Climate Change Plans | DOE won’t provide names of climate change staffers to Trump team | Democrats call for special counsel to probe Trump team’s focus on climate scientists