American Oversight calls Illegal Chad’s go to to Portland this previous July “a day journey from Las Vegas,” the place he’d been, for some purpose, assembly with enterprise and on line casino executives. Maybe betting on his chances of finally getting officially confirmed to his job? Anyway, the watchdog stated that whereas Illegal Chad and a deputy had been staying at one of many massive casinos for a “comparatively modest” payment, the fast detour to Portland and again was something however.
“The data seem to point out that the total airfare for the four legs of the journey—from Washington, DC, to Las Vegas, to Portland, and again to Las Vegas after which Washington—was $86,394,” American Oversight stated. “Moreover, a desk with rates for secure voice calls on July 16 reveals a complete expense of $5,842.03.”
In Portland, we all know that federal brokers had been finishing up the brazen, public kidnappings of protesters angered over the police killing of George Floyd this previous Might. However we additionally know Illegal Chad’s go to was a Trump marketing campaign cease all the best way, part of a tour he would continue in numerous states. In a single Texas cease simply days earlier than the election, Illegal Chad and performing CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan in fact carried out a photo-op signing a plaque commemorating 400 miles of Trump’s stupidly expensive border fencing, additionally paid for by us. Who is aware of how a lot all of that value.
It was such shameless politicking that American Oversight requested for, and received, the chief of Workplace of Particular Counsel’s Hatch Act unit to agree to open an investigation into prime DHS management using their authorities positions to behave like a taxpayer-funded Trump tremendous PAC. The officers held “at the very least 4 public occasions in states which might be carefully contested within the presidential election,” the watchdog stated on the time. The shameless campaigning didn’t work: Donald Trump ended up dropping three of these states—Arizona, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania—to President-elect Joe Biden.
However whereas Illegal Chad’s time at DHS will quickly come to an finish, and thanks all for serving to make that occur, the administration has reportedly still been pushing for his official confirmation as recently as last month. Partly as a result of he’s an entitled man who feels entitled to the job, partly as a result of they’re making an attempt to save lots of the illegal insurance policies he unlawfully signed into place.
In only one instance, a federal decide last month ruled that as a result of Illegal Chad was unlawfully appointed performing secretary, the memo he signed this past summer refusing to just accept new Deferred Motion for Childhood Arrivals functions was additionally invalid. The Trump administration is now under court order to announce the total reopening of DACA by at present, Monday. Keep tuned.