Biden had removed Spicer and other Trump appointees from advisory roles at US military schools. “I will not be submitting my resignation, and I will be joining a lawsuit,” Spicer said.
See more stories on Insider’s business page. Sean Spicer, a former White House press secretary, said he planned to sue President Joe Biden over a demand that Spicer and others resign from positions at US military academies given to them by President Donald Trump.
“I will not be submitting my resignation, and I will be joining a lawsuit to fight this,” Spicer said on Wednesday on Newsmax, the conservative cable network where he is an anchor.
He shared a letter from the White House Office of Presidential Personnel asking him to resign from the board of visitors at the United States Naval Academy, an oversight position.
If he did not quit by Wednesday, it said, he would be fired. The Biden administration on Wednesday sent letters to 11 Trump-era appointees to military-academy advisory boards requesting their resignations.
They included Spicer, the former national security advisor H. R. McMaster, and Kellyanne Conway, a former senior advisor to Trump. The appointees held positions at schools including the US Military Academy and the Naval Academy.
Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, confirmed on Wednesday that the administration was seeking to remove them, Insider’s Grace Panetta reported. Psaki took a dig at Spicer and Conway in the process.—Agencies