The president of United States, Donald Trump, announced this tuesday the dismissal of the highest electoral security official in the country for rejecting the president’s complaints about an alleged “massive” fraud in the recent election won by Democrat Joe Biden.
Two weeks after his defeat, the Republican president continues to assure that he won and affirms, without any proof, that there were irregularities in the presidential elections.
The agencies in charge of electoral security are against him and consider that these elections were “the safest in the history of the United States.”
The disagreement between the president and those organizations resulted in the dismissal of Chris Krebs, the director of the Infrastructure Security and Cybersecurity Agency (CISA), which in recent days had dedicated himself to denying Trump’s accusations of electoral fraud.
“The recent declaration of Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 elections was very inaccurate as there was a lot of inappropriate stuff and fraud, “Trump tweeted.
The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election was highly inaccurate, in that there were massive improprieties and fraud – including dead people voting, Poll Watchers not allowed into polling locations, “glitches” in the voting machines which changed…&- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
“Therefore, effective immediately, Chris Krebs has been removed as director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). “
“It was an honor,” Krebs reacted on Twitter. And he pointed against the president: “Pathetic.” The government agency dedicated itself in recent days to deny the accusations of electoral fraud of the North American president.
“There is no proof that any voting system has eliminated, lost or changed votes, nor has it been hacked,” said the CISA in a statement signed with other US agencies in charge of the security of the elections. And they added: “The elections on November 3 were the safest in the history of the United States.”
Criticism of the Democratic Opposition: “It’s pathetic”
“It is pathetic, but sadly predictable, that the maintenance and protection of our democratic processes is a cause for dismissal,” denounced the Democratic leader of the Intelligence Committee of the House of Representatives, Adam Schiff.
For her part, Senator Elizabeth Warren said the firing was an “abuse of power” by a “weak and desperate” president promoting “conspiracy theories.”
Although some few Republican congressmen readily recognized Biden’s victory, many were silent or publicly supported the allegations made by Trump.
The president of the United States, who failed to be reelected, unlike his three predecessors – Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton-, took a very tough stance from Election Day, announcing a major court battle.
Since the US media announced Biden’s victory on November 8, most of the world’s leaders congratulated the president-elect, showing that they did not take the legal actions taken by the Trump team seriously.
In the absence of evidence of electoral fraud, most of these judicial remedies have already been rejected by the courts.
Despite this, his most loyal ministers and advisers say they are preparing for a second Trump term. And the president’s supporters continue to receive requests to contribute money to “defend the election.”
However, Biden continues his preparations to assume the presidency. The former Democratic vice president on Tuesday appointed a dozen members of his campaign team, half of them women, to work with him in the White House, where he will be inaugurated on January 20.