Conservatives Warn Trump Must Fill Political Jobs

Seasoned conservatives in Washington say they’re alarmed at President Donald Trump’s comments last week that he may leave many senior political jobs unfilled, saying he has to get the right people in place — and fast. “If you don’t do that, I don’t care how many executive orders you write, they’re not going to be carried out,” Robert Moffit, a former assistant director of the Office of Personnel Management in the Reagan administration, told LifeZette. “He doesn’t understand that doing that empowers leftist bureaucrats like Sally Yates and Lois Lerner.” Moffit says Trump and most of the people working for him don’t understand the power of the more than 2 million people who staff the federal agencies — known as the civil service. “If you’re not going to fill senior positions in the government, what this amounts to is unilateral disarmament,” he said. There are more than 9,000 political jobs in the federal government that Trump could fill, according to the

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