Trump Appointee Won’t Resign From Arts Commission, Calls His Firing An “Attack On Traditional Architecture”

CNN reports:

The White House has ousted several members of a prestigious arts commission in the nation’s capital, the latest move in the Biden administration’s purge of Trump-era appointees from government agencies and boards.

Justin Shubow [photo], who was appointed in 2018 and later elected chairman, received a letter from the White House on Monday requesting he resign from the commission — or be terminated that evening.

Shubow says he refused to resign and is seeking an explanation for his termination. He described the ousting as “an attack on classical and traditional architecture,” pointing to how the commissioners who were removed were strong proponents of classical architectural design.

Read the full article. Last year, you may recall, Trump issued an executive order which commanded that all new federal buildings be “beautiful.”