Biden fires Social Security Commissioner appointed by Trump – Reports

Washington : US President Joe Biden has fired Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul who had refused a request to resign, Axios reports.

Saul was nominated to the position by former US President Donald Trump in 2018 and his term was supposed to last until January 2025, Axios said on Friday.

The White House said in a statement quoted by the Washington Post on Friday that Saul “has undermined and politicized Social Security disability benefits, terminated the agency’s telework policy that was utilized by up to 25 percent of the agency’s workforce,” and “taken other actions that run contrary to the mission of the agency and the President’s policy agenda.”