President Donald Trump is continuing to drain the swamp of Barack Hussein Obama appointees, with the latest being the dismissal Obama’s hand-picked U.S. Border Patrol chief who has many times in the past announced his support for Obama’s pro-illegal immigration ideals.
BizPacReview (h/t Rob E) Only days after Trump took the oath of office, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security asked U.S. Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan to step down from his role as head of the Border Patrol. The chief did so and even noted on one of his last conference calls that he was asked to resign and he did not quit.
Morgan’s ouster also comes the day after President Donald Trump announced a broad plan to crack down on border security, including directing the construction of a wall along the border with Mexico.
Morgan’s tenure at Border Patrol has been controversial for his deep-seated support of President Obama’s immigration policies such as sanctuary cities and a desire to ignore illegal immigration. The executive board of the National Border Patrol Council and his own rank and file agents called Morgan arrogant and a ‘disgrace to the Border Patrol’ in an opinion piece published by Breitbart.comon Nov. 30.
Morgan is the same FBI Agent that a number of congressional offices believe “scrubbed” FBI training manuals of information that would have been damning to the agency and the Administration. Chief Morgan is a disgrace to the Border Patrol.
In the editorial by the executive board of the National Border Patrol Council, Morgan was called a “disgrace.” And to drive the point home, the editorial ended declaring, “Morgan — a handpicked Obama Administration official — does not have the will necessary to secure the border for the citizens and legal residents of this country.”
Morgan also angered his agents when he seemed to agree with the idea of blanket amnesty for illegals in comments made before a Senate Committee last year. The Border Patrol chief later insisted his comments were taken out of context and that he did not support amnesty.
Rank-and-file Border Patrol officers (below) applauded on Wednesday as Trump spoke before the Homeland Security Departmentswearing-in of new Secretary Gen. John Kelly.