Letter: Fulfilling the extremist mandate
In 2017, one of President Trump's key advisors, Steve Bannon, said the administration's goal was to "destroy the administrative state." Years earlier Republican theorist Grover Norquist said we should "shrink the size of government so we can drown it in a bathtub."
Given Trump's unprecedented staff turnover rates, estimated at 65 percent, his refusal to fill important positions in the State Department and other agencies, and with the ongoing government shutdown it appears that extremist Republicans are having their way.
Brattleboro, Jan. 2
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