Former Trump administration official Stephen Miller has put Susan Rice on notice after she was picked to lead Democrat President Joe Biden’s new “White House Steering Committee on Equity.”
The committee will embed a “focus on equity into the fabric of Federal policymaking.”
Biden issued a February 16 executive order on “further advancing racial equity.”
The order established the new office and set the goal of “advancing an ambitious, whole-of-government approach to racial equity and support for underserved communities and to continuously embed equity into all aspects of Federal decision-making.”
Miller fired back at the move, labeling it a “lawless scheme” and an “abomination.”
“With the stroke of a pen, Biden has transformed the entire federal government into a DEI cult—putting equity czars inside virtually every single agency of the executive branch and subordinating every department to the Marxist equity agenda,” Miller said.
“Every previous law and regulation must now be reinterpreted to ensure racial and gender equity: in other words, to achieve a predetermined racial or gender identity outcome even if it requires ruthless discrimination against American citizens.
“This includes every agency from the FBI to FAA to FDA to FHA to FEMA.
“Indeed, the Executive Order is explicit in calling for ‘outcome-based’ decision-making in the implementation of all federal laws and regulations.
“The most extreme excesses of the radical woke college campus have just been transported into, and embedded within, every function of the federal government— in an attempt to supplant the actual laws and Constitution of the United States in order to punish and exclude Americans based on their race, ancestry, and gender.
“As part of this colossally lawless scheme, the Director of Domestic Policy, Susan Rice, will be leading a White House equity committee to ensure no government activity is left untouched by Biden’s DEI takeover of the government.
“Biden does this all by passing no new laws, let alone constitutional amendments, but by ordering the permanent bureaucracy to follow his written orders to completely remake government in the image of the ultra-woke ultra-radical Left.
“Workers will be retrained and re-educated. Policies will be redrawn and redesigned.
“Benefits will be redirected and reoriented, all according to the Marxist equity czars and their taskmasters in the White House.
“We at America First Legal, and our Center for Legal Equality, will fight this abomination in every way that we can,” Miller warned.
“From the beginning, we have led the charge against the poisonous equity agenda and we will be even more relentless in the days and months to come.”
Gene Hamilton, America First’s Legal Vice-President and General Counsel, said:
“Apparently under the delusion that they have solved every major problem facing each agency in the federal government–and with no authorization from Congress to do so–the Biden Administration is embarking on a wholescale reform of the federal government under the guise of ‘equity.’
“The Biden Administration is clearly committed to radically reshaping the federal government to advance its ideological goals, and we are clearly committed to exposing and stopping their illegal efforts at every turn.”
According to Miller, under Biden’s Executive Order, these Agency Equity Teams will be established at the following departments and agencies:
- The Department of State
- The Department of the Treasury
- The Department of Defense
- The Department of Justice
- The Department of the Interior
- The Department of Agriculture
- The Department of Commerce
- The Department of Labor
- The Department of Health and Human Services
- The Department of Housing and Urban Development
- The Department of Transportation
- The Department of Energy
- The Department of Education
- The Department of Veterans Affairs
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Small Business Administration
- The Social Security Administration
- The General Services Administration
- The Environmental Protection Agency
- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- The National Science Foundation
- The Office of Personnel Management