Rep. Steve King: Trump ‘Needs to Purge Leftists from Executive Branch’ Over Leaks



As White House leaks continue and talk of Obama administration holdovers being behind them builds, one Republican congressman tweeted last night that President Trump needs to “purge leftists” behind leaks from the executive branch.

Congressman Steve King sent out this tweet last night:

King links in that tweet to a piece on Conservative Review arguing the following:

This should be the core job of the Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. He must instruct every department head who should then direct every agency head to call for the resignation of any political appointees and special counsels who do not share the views of the president…

There is nothing harsh and revolutionary about this suggestion. It is exactly what Obama did the minute he took office. And he had an easier job because the residual deep state was a lot less hostile to his agenda than it is to Trump’s. The federal bureaucracy under Bush was not even close to being conservative, and Obama only pushed it further to the left.

President Trump has one last shot to save his presidency. Things will only get worse if and when he actually pursues serious transformational policies on immigration, national security, health care, taxes, and the budget.

King said in an interview a few weeks ago, “We have to find the people that are working against this administration and they need to be purged from this community… We can’t function from a national security standpoint if we have that spillage coming out.”

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