The Hill: Dozens of Trump appointees 'burrow' into Biden government
Roughly two dozen Trump administration appointees remain in civil service jobs or on government advisory boards roughly two months into the Biden administration, according to a new report from a government watchdog group obtained by The Hill.
Accountable.US, a left-leaning watchdog, found that at least 24 Trump appointees have “burrowed” into civil service jobs. The appointments mean that Trump-era officials will remain in those posts for the foreseeable future.
“Because these kinds of positions usually fly under the radar, having them filled with antagonists of the Biden administration could sabotage progress on the many crises we’re grappling with,” Accountable.US President Kyle Herrig said in a statement.
The Accountable.US report also cited more than 100 appointments Trump made in his final weeks in office to put loyalists and allies on government advisory boards. Those roles are not official government positions, but reflect the extent to which Trump has stocked Washington, D.C., commissions with former aides and donors.