President-elect Donald Trump will formally take the reins from President Barack Obama in a few days. However, the president-elect's cleanup appears to have been happening as soon as the November 2016 election results were announced.
As part of his cleanup efforts, the president-elect announced late in 2016 that any political appointments should leave as soon as he takes the vow to serve as the president of the U.S. One of the appointments that must leave on his inauguration is DC National Guard, Major General Errol R. Schwartz, Yahoo reported.
The commanding general of the National Guard has been in charge of the security preparations for Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20. However, reports say that he must leave his post on the day of the inauguration itself.
The news baffled several political leaders. While it is customary that political appointees tender their resignation when a new president has been elected, the new president usually allows them to stay for a few more months for the transition period, RT reported.
Trump, however, appears to be intent on letting any political appointees go without announcing who will replace them. With the pending departure of the commanding guard of the National Guard, uncertainties abound.
During Trump's inauguration, Schwartz will still be in command of the 2,700 troops in DC's Army and Air Force National Guard. In addition to that, he will also handle an additional 5,000 unarmed troops and other military support.
As soon as Trump becomes inaugurated as commander in chief and president of the United States, Schwartz will be replaced by Brig. Gen. William J. Walker. Some say that the change could pose security issues especially as it could potentially leave the National Guard with no one in command.
However, for some Trump supporters, it could signal that the new administration is serious at keeping its promise that it will clean the house.
Trump has been primarily looking at the business sector to fill up job vacancies in his administration. Jobs & Hire previously reported that he plans to hire two executives from the technology sector for the FDA.