House GOP Wants To Oust Hill’s Other AOC, Architect Of The Capitol

House Republicans are intensifying their calls for the removal of Architect of the Capitol J. Brett Blanton over alleged misdeeds and their frustration over wht th4ey say is his inability to respond to specific accusations.

  • The calls for Blanton to be ouster or for him to resign got louder after a recent  House Administration hearing last week.
  • The official House Republican Twitter account on Friday called on President Biden to immediately remove Blanton, who was appointed to the role in 2019.
  • “Joe Biden should immediately FIRE AOC Blanton,” reads the post. “He has repeatedly abused taxpayer dollars.”
  • An inspector general report released in October 2022 highlighting a series of alleged misdeeds and abuses of the office of the Architect of the Capitol, which has stewardship over the U.S. Capitol grounds in Washington, D.C., that also includes the Supreme Court building.
  • Blanton allegedly misrepresented himself as a law enforcement officer, led prohibited private tours of the Capitol and repeatedly misused his government-issued vehicle, which cost taxpayers nearly $14,000, according to the IG report.