Insider: Dozens of people who supported radical right-wing efforts to overturn the 2020 election currently sit on government boards running places like the Holocaust Memorial and the Kennedy Center
Dozens of political appointees serving on federal boards and commissions publicly supported radical right-wing efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, an Insider investigation found.
Still, some governance experts said the appointees’ actions should trigger consequences. “A lot of appointees take an oath to defend the Constitution,” said Karl Frisch, a spokesman for Accountable.US, a nonpartisan watchdog group. “If you violate your oath by supporting an insurrection or pushing ‘the Big Lie,’ you should be held accountable for that. Nobody has a right to serve on these commissions and boards — it’s a privilege.”