Former President Donald Trump again called for overhauling the administrative state on Saturday, telling folks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that Congress and the next president need to “remove rogue bureaucrats and root out the deep state.”
Along with securing the border, the next Congress and President will need to drain the swamp once and for all to eliminate rogue bureaucrats and root out the deep state. We should pass groundbreaking legislation that enables the president to tell any corrupt, incompetent, or unnecessary federal employee, “You’re fired.” Have you heard that before? You’re fired.
According to recent reports, Trump will use his Schedule F executive order to fire nearly 50,000 government bureaucrats in 2024 if he returns to the White House.
During a recent speech at Turning Point USA’s Student Action Summit, Trump referenced the executive order, which seems to confirm these reports.
The current process for removing a federal bureaucrat takes an average of five years, according to Trump:
Currently, we have an appeals process for removing bureaucrats, people who can be bad, and even thieves. It is possible to catch them stealing large amounts of money. The appeals process consists of three stages, each of which takes five years. You will be gone 15 years later and no longer be in office. As a result of the lengthy timeframe, Trump said that other politicians are discouraged from removing bureaucrats because the process takes longer than their terms. Under the current system, it would take more than a decade for the government to fire someone who is doing a bad job. Trump said that most politicians wouldn’t start that process because they’ll be gone, and they know it.
Additionally, he adds that most politicians go to Washington; they’re all set. Eventually, they get caught up with people who say, ‘Hey, I’ll be here a lot longer than you,’ and the politician goes about having nice dinners. There is no way we can do it anymore. This country needs to be run properly because it’s time to clean house in Washington, D.C., but nobody knew the deep state was so deep.
Even though Trump has hinted at a 2024 presidential run but has not officially announced it, he would have the majority of Republican support, CPAC straw polls indicate. A massive 69 percent vote went to Trump, 45 percent more than the next closest challenger, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who received only 24 percent of CPAC attendees’ support.