The Associated Press reports:
President Joe Biden has fired the embattled Architect of the Capitol, the official who oversees the U.S. Capitol complex, officials said.
The White House said Monday that Brett Blanton’s appointment was terminated. It comes as House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said he’d lost confidence in Blanton’s ability to do the job.
Blanton allegedly misrepresented himself as a law enforcement officer, led prohibited private tours of the Capitol and repeatedly misused his government-issued vehicle, the inspector general found.
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“The Architect’s duties include the mechanical and structural maintenance of the Capitol, the conservation and care of works of art in the building, the upkeep and improvement of the Capitol grounds, and the arrangement of inaugural and other ceremonies held in the building or on the grounds.”
Biden fires Architect of the Capitol over alleged abuses https://t.co/z26fRdadO3
— EYEWITNESS NEWS (@cnyhomepage) February 13, 2023
You’ll be shocked to know Brett Blanton is a trump appointee https://t.co/fBg4ipfTGa https://t.co/lFCrPHWEm1
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) February 13, 2023
Senate confirmed J. Brett Blanton, President Trump’s nominee to be the 12th Architect of the Capitol for a 10-year term, by unanimous consent in mid-December 2019. https://t.co/2rwKqxIO6X
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) February 13, 2023