Let’s not be distracted. Ed DeMarco has put his false claims of protecting his agency’s capital ahead of protecting the American people. He has disobeyed a direct request from a cabinet head on behalf of the President. He has left millions of mortgage holders without needed relief. He has, through his single decision, extended the slow economic recovery. He has betrayed his nation.
His agency was bailed out by the taxpayers and now he doesn’t want to give anything back to the people who provide his paycheck, his health care, his retirement, his vacation days. He is a single despot in the middle of the world’s greatest democracy. He swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution, to faithfully discharge his duties.
He has refused his assent to policy, “the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.” He has forbidden the conduct of policy “of immediate and pressing importance.”
He is an internal enemy, a traitor who does not put country first He doesn’t believe in America. He is a Soviet-styled apparachik. He questions and objects to his own agency’s prepared models. He is a Republican.
The WSJ warns of a backlash. In the case of Ed DeMarco (v. the People of the United States), “with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence,” it is past time for the wrath.