An epic meltdown occurred at the scandal-ridden General Services Administration (GSA) in 2016 after the election of Donald Trump as president.
This improper and highly partisan event was revealed by the Daily Wire through internal messages collected from the meeting and its aftermath.
One attendee described it as “the most partisan meeting I have ever attended.”
On Nov. 9, the day after Trump’s monumental upset victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton, chief information officer David Shive spoke to a technology department. The IT official addressed the Technology Transformation Service (TTS), which has been charged with “gross misconduct.”
The sector was also found to be in violation of security protocols.
Shive joked that he was dressed like a Republican and expressed concern about the “White men.” He then discussed steps to be taken to protect the department from the President-elect.
The house impeachment was vote on by angry democrats still fuming over the 2016 election victory.
— John Goodthrust (@GoodthrustJohn) January 26, 2020
A participant told the outlet that they were offended even though they were not even a Republican. They related that the meeting was explained to be a reassurance that “everything will be alright.”
That kind of travesty was hardly limited to the GSA. A “cry-in” was held at Cornell University as dozens of students wept over the 2016 election results. Officials supplied them with tissues and hot chocolate to help deal with their grief.
Tufts University had an event planned for the day after the election that transformed into what was described as “self-care.”
Not to be outdone, the University of Kansas related to students on social media that therapy dogs are available every other Wednesday.
As for the GSA, bad times were ahead for the agency no matter who emerged victorious in the presidential campaign. Its inspector general discovered that TTS deceived federal agencies into violating security protocols through the omission of key software.
Programs that were supposed to use facial recognition to protect highly sensitive information did not have it due to officials privately deciding that the software was racist. The IG found “gross mismanagement” in the department.
It also cited Shive for a lack of oversight.
The wailing and gnashing of teeth after Trump’s incredible 2016 victory was amusing and oftentimes embarrassing. And it is the height of unprofessionalism for a federal agency to hold a partisan session to comfort employees upset over an election result.