Reed: Biden Shouldn’t Have Fired Social Sec. Commish

July 10, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Tom Reed, Republican Leader of the Social Security Subcommittee released the following statement on President Biden’s decision to fire Social Security Administration Commissioner Andrew Saul:

“Millions of Americans rely on the Social Security Administration to fairly and impartially oversee their benefits without the threat of political infighting. Instead of preserving the agency’s longstanding independence, President Biden has decided to reject the large bipartisan consensus that confirmed Commissioner Andrew Saul and embrace more of the partisan politics that are ravaging our nation. We condemn the firing of Commissioner Saul and remain concerned these unwarranted actions will hurt the country and, most importantly, our nation’s seniors as we look to recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic.”