Washington Examiner: Boebert Files Amendments to Slash Salaries of Bureaucrats

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) filed four salary-slashing Holman rule amendments to the Department of Defense appropriations bill as they look to cut the salaries of officials they believe have failed at their jobs.

The Holman rule is a way for members to file an amendment to an appropriations bill to cut the salary of federal employees. It is rarely used, but during this new Congress, members of the House Freedom Caucus have been threatening to use it as an alternative to impeachment.

The leaders targeted by Boebert include Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness Shawn Skelly, the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director Cyrus Salazar, Director of DOD Diversity and Inclusion Novel Dillard, and Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Gil Cisneros.

Her amendments would slash all of their salaries down to $1.

“I am taking action to hold DOD officials responsible for their failed leadership, which has distracted from the mission and jeopardized the United States military’s ability to defend our country,” she said in a statement. “From the botched Afghanistan withdrawal that left 13 American soldiers dead, to the implementation of a woke agenda which has weakened our military and caused recruitment to suffer, Joe Biden’s bureaucrats have continued to put their leftist agenda ahead of our national security.”

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