PPT joins coalition calling for resignation of Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm
- August 15, 2023
Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) has joined a coalition of non-profit organizations dedicated to promoting ethics and integrity in government. They are calling for the immediate resignation of Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm.
The demand for Granholm’s resignation is based not just on repeated apparent violations of federal ethic laws and regulations, but also on the ethical failures and legal missteps of her subordinates because of Granholm’s poor example. The coalition sent a letter to Biden, which also includes Granholm, Jocelyn Richards, Assistant General Counsel for Ethics at DOE, Teri L. Donaldson, Inspector General at DOE, and Emory A. Rounds, III, Director U.S. Office of Government Ethics.
A DOE spokesperson brushed off the accusations of transgressions by Granholm, according to PPT. Granholm has other priorities than ethical behavior, you know.
Michael Chamberlain, Director of Protect the Public’s Trust issued a statement.
“The Biden Administration consistently promotes itself as the most ethical in history, but that hardly seems to be the case in Jennifer Granholm’s Department of Energy,” said Michael Chamberlain, Director of Protect the Public’s Trust. “Her tenure has been characterized by a continuing string of apparent ethics violations by herself and subordinates. Even worse, public statements seem to indicate that policy priorities take precedence over ethics requirements. Unfortunately, we see no other path for the Biden Administration to right this ship than for Jennifer Granholm to step down or be removed.”