“Because I’m not going to be upset … I won’t resign,” said Roger Severino
One of former President Trump’s more controversial appointees, Roger Severino, is suing the Biden administration, alleging that it illegally threatened to end his position on a regulatory council.
Severino said in a statement to Granthshala News on Wednesday, “The attempt to remove me contrary to the law led to the removal of the contrary to the law and described all Americans as nothing but creepy manipulation.”
“Because I am not a bully myself, not even by the President himself, I will not resign from my duly commissioned post and look forward to seeing how President Biden justifies his retaliatory actions in court Let’s try.”
Severino previously served as the head of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where he fulfilled Trump’s socially conservative agenda. Before leaving office, Trump appointed Severino to the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States of America (ACUS). Severino received his commission on January 16, just four days before President Biden’s inauguration.
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Filed in DC’s district court, Wednesday’s lawsuit claimed that Biden cannot unilaterally terminate his three-year appointment at ACUS. The lawsuit states that the “Council of Governance ACUS” provides that Mr. Severino’s term on the council lasts for three years, and that the law makes no provision or allowance for his removal from the presidency.
The suit includes an email from Gautam Raghavan, deputy director of the White House Presidential Personnel Office.
It reads: “I am writing on behalf of President Biden to request his resignation from the Administrative Conference of the United States Council tomorrow, Wednesday, Wednesday February 3 at 5:00 pm. If you resign by that time If not, your appointment will be terminated to the council. Thank you for your time and service. “
Severino has not resigned, according to the filing. He He replied to Raghavan saying that he was surprised by your note. What is the reason for my resignation request so early in my tenure?
Raghavan, President Biden and Catherine M. Russell, who serves as the director of the White House President’s Office of Personnel, was all named as a defense in the lawsuit.
Severino claims that other ACUS members also received similar emails. The White House did not immediately respond to Granthshala News’ request for comment.
Severino’s tenure at HHS included following some of Trump’s more controversial policies on gender, sexuality, abortion, and social freedom. Granthshala News previously reported how former administration officials claimed that HHS general counsel’s office had blocked the president’s agenda at the OCR.