‘He Should Be Dismissed Immediately’: Dem Lawmakers Call For The Firing Of Wilbur Ross
It was reported on Monday that Donald Trump’s Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross attempted to fire top officials for contradicting the president’s claims about Hurricane Dorian hitting Alabama.
This prompted Reps. Don Beyer (D-Va.) and Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) to call for the “immediate” firing of Ross.
“Wilbur Ross does not deserve the trust of the American people or a place in the Cabinet and he should be dismissed immediately,” Beyer wrote.
“Reporting now suggests that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross put the safety of countless Americans at risk by compromising America’s hurricane warning system just to protect the President’s ego. If these reports are true, Secretary Ross needs to take responsibility and resign,” Tonko wrote.
The nation’s largest environmental group, the Sierra Club, also called for Ross’s ousting Monday.
Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, said in a statement that Ross needs to resign to “maintain the dignity of the federal government.”
“His actions, on behalf of Donald Trump, threatened to instill panic simply to give cover for Trump,” the statement read. “Obviously, this shameless abuse of power could have devastating results now and in the future, demonstrating that Ross is unfit to continue in the cabinet and that he does not care that he is supposed to represent the American public above Trump’s fragile ego.”