Anyone who’s been following the drama at the top of the Social Security Administration (SSA) should be celebrating the removal of former Trump appointees Commissioner Andrew Saul and former Deputy Commissioner David Black. President Biden on [date] asked for their resignations. Black had the grace to tender his resignation immediately. Saul refused, got himself fired, then was appalled to find out that he could not telecommute from his home in New York to the position he no longer holds.
We at Goss & Fentress were not the only ones celebrating Saul’s involuntary removal from office. During the evening of Friday, July 9th, Administrative Law Judges were online celebrating Saul’s involuntary removal.. The American Federation of Government Employees applauded the news as well.
Why was Saul so disliked by Social Security Disability advocates, representatives, employees, judges, and trade unions?
What can we expect from his replacement, Kilolo Kijakazi?
In the next posts, we will offer our views of the answers to both questions.