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Biden Fires Crackpot Trump Left In Charge Of Social Security Agency

Trump-appointed official delayed payments from COVID stimulus checks before being fired by Biden.



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President Joe Biden has fired Andrew Saul, the controversial official that Donald Trump left in charge of the Social Security Administration.

Saul came under fire earlier in the year after his agency delayed payments from the COVID Rescue Plan to retirees. The IRS needed information released from the Social Security team in order to send out money. Instead payments were delayed by the Trump appointee.

“Andrew Saul tried to systematically dismantle Social Security as we know it from within,” Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said in a press release. “Social Security is the bedrock of our middle class that Americans earn and count on, and they need a Social Security commissioner who will honor that promise to seniors, survivors, and people with disabilities now and for decades to come.”

Despite Saul’s attacks on the system, Republicans in the House complained about Biden’s decisive action to remove him.

An anonymous White House official told the New York Times that the Biden administration believes Saul “had undermined Social Security’s disability benefits, terminated a telework policy at the agency and alienated federal employee unions over work force safety planning amid the pandemic,” the paper reported.

Biden has fired multiple holdovers from the Trump administration since taking office.

Independent observers repeatedly criticized the Trump administration for installing officials more loyal to Trump and big business than to the public at large.

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