NEW: At least 27 political appointees have exited HHS since Covid-19 crisis began, and officials are bracing for dozens more to rapidly depart if Trump loses next week, which could leave a shell staff managing the department amid pandemic.
To plug the already-emerging gaps, the administration has turned to people like Trump’s former nominee to run the Indian Health Service (who’s now advising on personnel) and a former PR contractor for Seema Verma (who’s now acting chief of staff at CDC).
At least 27 political appointees have exited since the start of the #Covid19 crisis in February. Senior leaders are bracing for dozens more officials to depart swiftly if Trump loses [email protected] via
New deep dive: At least 27 political appointees have exited the embattled HHS since the start of the Covid-19 crisis, according to a POLITICO review, and senior leaders expect dozens more officials to depart swiftly if Trump loses. 1/2
Striking number of Trump administration political appointees saying they’ll vote Biden. I’ve just never seen anything like that in any previous administration. || ‘A mass exodus’: HHS staffers jumping ship amid pandemic, fears of Trump loss via
I’ll believe that Trump is growing into the presidency when his staff stops talking about him like a toddler. [This is the 1983rd tweet in the #ToddlerinChief thread.]
'A mass exodus': HHS staffers jumping ship amid pandemic, fears of Trump loss via
‘A mass exodus’: staffers jumping ship amid pandemic, fears of Trump loss "I've personally seen people working on their resumes inside the office," a senior official added. "It's no secret." via