Trump Abruptly Dumps Leader Of Agency That Oversees Our Nuclear Weapons Stockpile

  • The Trump administration abruptly dumped the leaders of three agencies that oversee the nuclear weapons stockpile, electricity and natural gas regulation, and overseas aid during the past two days, drawing a rebuke from a prominent Republican senator for one of the decisions.
  • Inhofe called Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, “an exemplary public servant and remarkable leader” and said Brouillette’s decision “during this time of uncertainty demonstrates he doesn’t know what he’s doing in national security matters and shows a complete lack of respect for the semi-autonomous nature of NNSA.”
  • The firings were overshadowed by the prolonged drama of the presidential election, which as of Friday had not yet been declared. The White House declined comment on the firings, and declined to say whether there would be more in the wake of the election.

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