I’ve seen several recent stories in the press that seem to point to a coordinated attempt to portray @GSAEmily as some kind of unassuming, apolitical bureaucrat.

My subcommittee oversees GSA. I know Admin Murphy. She is a Trump loyalist, through and through.

In 2017, Trump cancelled plans to relocate the FBI headquarters from the crumbling (literally) Hoover Building in DC to suburbs in VA or MD. Fine — normally, presidents have that right.

But Trump had a direct interest in the outcome of the project.

First, you need to know that Trump nearly bid on the Hoover Building himself as part of the relocation.

And when he cancelled the project, he was actively refusing to end his lease on another GSA property up the street:

Trump International Hotel.

Trump’s proposal was to replace the Hoover building with a new one. We were concerned that he was pressuring GSA into complying because he feared the competition of another hotel being built so close to his own.

He was looking out for his bottom line.

Admin Murphy told Congress that the president was not involved in discussions to scrap the relocation plan. She lied.

@OversightDems found an official WH photo of her and Trump during a meeting in which the relocation plan *was* discussed.

GSA later admitted she had misled us.
I’ll end with this.

My team and I have dealt with GSA under her leadership for years, and we made every effort to do so in good faith. But her subservience to the president was a permanent and insurmountable hurdle in our efforts to cooperate.
Sadly, I’ve been left with just one conclusion:

.@GSAEmily may be a federal employee, but she’s made clear that she is no public servant.

I pray she proves me wrong.

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