It’s amazing that there are still holdovers from the Obama administration working in Washington. Another one just dropped out though. George Selim of DHS was charged with countering extremism but reportedly clashed with members of the Trump administration.
Conservative Review has the story:
Obama holdover tasked with ‘Countering violent extremism’ resigns
George Selim, a prominent Obama administration holdover known for engaging fringe Islamic radicals, has resigned from the Department of Homeland Security. Selim left his post as director of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), a senior administration official who is not authorized to discuss personnel matters confirmed to Conservative Review Sunday.
The former DHS chief submitted his resignation Friday, following his testimony Thursday before the House Oversight Committee.
A DHS source familiar with the situation who is not permitted to discuss the matter publicly explained that Selim often clashed with Trump administration officials, who sought to do away with the past president’s policies. Senior officials effectively quashed Selim’s efforts to maneuver Obama White House policies and strategies into the new administration, leaving a frustrated Selim with resignation as his only option.
Conservative national security experts have almost unanimously condemned the CVE approach as an ineffective program (at its best), and one that empowers Islamist groups and undermines Muslim reformers (at its worst).
These folks should all be replaced with Trump’s people. Democrats are holding up Trump’s appointments for just this reason. They refuse to relinquish power.