Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates has been fired and replaced with a new acting AG Dana J. Boente. He has pledged to "defend and enforce" the laws of the land. Isn't that special?
When Yates refused to enforce Trump's lawful order, he did what he is known for: he fired her. And he was perfectly in his right to do so since she refused to do what she was sworn to do. An Attorney General doesn't get to pick and choose which laws (s)he wants to uphold.
She learned of her firing Monday evening in a hand-delivered note from the White House Office of Personnel, just hours after she directed the Justice Department lawyers not to defend the executive order. She wasn't convinced it was lawful or consistent with the agency's "obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right."
Trump said in a statement that she "betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States."
He fired her faster than a first-round loser in 'The Apprentice.'
Sean Spicer said in a statement that "Ms. Yates is an Obama administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on immigration."
According to The New York Times, Boente was sworn in at 9 p.m. ET.
"I am honored to serve President Trump in this role until Sen. Sessions is confirmed. I will defend and enforce the laws of our country to ensure that our people and our nation are protected," Boente said in a statement.
The executive order faced condemnation from executives at top companies who might be upset that they cannot hire illegal immigrants to perform cheap labor. Both Goldman Sachs and Coca-Cola are among those companies, both of which threw tons of money at the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.
An Obama spokesman said the former incompetent president is "heartened" by the protests [if he only had a heart].
It is highly probable that Obama will not go away because he doesn't have the class of a George W. Bush. If it was up to Obama, there would be no borders, no fixed genders, no Israel, and America would be 'about average.'
But it isn't up to him.
Trump's executive order temporarily halts the U.S. refugee program and bans all entries from the same Muslim-majority countries that Obama first mentioned. The ban is only for 90 days but Soros-funded protesters are acting as if it's forever.
Speaking of Soros, have you noticed that since Hillary lost the election, the Soros-funded Black Lives Matter people are no longer relevant?
The entire refugee program is to be paused for merely 4 months and there is an indefinite ban on all people from war-torn Syria. But federal judges in several states, including New York, issued orders that temporarily block the government from deporting those with valid visas who arrived after the travel ban took effect. That seems to be a reasonable thing to do.
In spite of the chaos that ensued from the ban, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said: "You now have a president who really takes seriously the tremendous threat of international terrorism and is prepared to take steps that are very tough-minded and that are going to inconvenience some people."
The American people are behind President Trump and his tactics for keeping America safe. But leftists, like George Soros and Barack Obama are apparently going to do everything they can to get in his way for their own agendas.