Biden Fires Capitol Building Architect Over J6 ‘Abuse of Office’
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- President Biden terminated J. Brett Blanton, the Architect of the Capitol, on Monday, following allegations of misuse of government resources and absence from the Capitol during the January 6, 2021 insurrection, according to a White House official.
- Blanton’s termination came amid calls for his firing or resignation from both sides of the political spectrum, including House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who made the request earlier on Monday.
- The White House official stated, “After conducting a thorough investigation, the President directed the termination of the Architect of the Capitol.”
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