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GOP Launches Massive Lawsuit

The result of unjustified firing.

The just-fired head of the Social Security Administration (SSA) is vowing to fight his termination in federal court.

Andrew Saul was appointed Social Security Commissioner by then-President Donald Trump in 2019 to a six-year term. He had previously refused President Joe Biden’s resignation request, although Biden had announced that he would continue to run the SSA during the early days of his administration.

“I consider myself the term-protected Commissioner of Social Security,” Saul told The Washington Post. He added that he will attempt to log in to work remotely on Monday, and threaten to sue if he can not do so.

“This was the first I or my deputy knew this was coming,” Saul said of his firing. “It was a bolt of lightning no one expected. And right now, it’s left the agency in complete turmoil.”

Deputy Commissioner David Black handed in his resignation upon request.

The White House is expected to cite a Supreme Court ruling that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was unconstitutional in defense of the firing. The Trump administration sued after an Obama-appointed official refused to step down.

“Since taking office, Commissioner Saul has undermined and politicized Social Security disability benefits, terminated the agency’s telework policy that was utilized by up to 25 percent of the agency’s workforce, not repaired SSA’s relationships with relevant Federal employee unions including in the context of COVID-19 workplace safety planning, reduced due process protections for benefits appeals hearings, and taken other actions that run contrary to the mission of the agency and the President’s policy agenda,” a White House official told The Post.

Republicans slammed the firing, with Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell describing the removal as “an unprecedented and dangerous politicization of the Social Security Administration.”

Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley tweeted that Saul’s firing was “outrageous.”

“Don’t politicize Social Security,” he added.

Sources: DailyCaller: ‘A Bolt Of Lightning No One Expected’: Fired Trump Appointee Pledges To Sue Biden

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  1. Biden said he would destroy our country and he is continually doing that. Most of his appointees should never have even been considered for the post they are in or waiting confirmation for.

  2. The demented President has just overstepped his authority. He has fired an individual from a job that has a six-year term. That would be like firing a judge on the Supreme Court that has a guaranteed lifetime appointment. Somebody, tell him he is not a king and cannot do whatever he desires. He still has to follow the law. America is not a monarchy, it is a Republic whether he likes it or not!

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