Lankford, Paul Pen Letter to President Biden on Abrupt Firing of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission General Counsel

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Rand Paul (R-KY) led four cosigners in sending a letter to President Biden raising concerns about the sudden firing of Sharon Fast Gustafson, General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), after she rejected an ultimatum to step down.

Lankford and Paul were joined by Senators Mike Braun (R-IN), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Rick Scott (R-FL), and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) on the letter.

In Gustafson’s letter, when refusing to resign, she questioned if she was being fired because of her efforts to combat religious discrimination in the workplace.

“We truly hope that Ms. Gustafson’s termination was not motivated by opposition to her work fighting religious discrimination, but in the absence of any explanation, all we can do is hope,” the Senators wrote. “Whatever the reason, this termination does more than set a dangerous precedent; it exceeds presidential authority. The EEOC is a quasi-judicial agency designed by Congress to be bipartisan and free from coercive political interference.”

You can read the entire letter HERE.