A group of organizations have formed a coalition to pressure companies not to hire people who have worked for the Trump administration, including former secretary of DHS, Kirstjen Nielsen, who resigned from her post on Sunday. The group known as “Restore Public Trust”, who claim to be non-partisan, organized the coalition and released an open letter urging the blacklisting of 27 current and former Trump administration officials who were involved with President Trump's border security policies.
The letter, sent to the chief executive officers of all Fortune 500 companies, states chillingly that the listed individuals "should not be allowed to seek refuge in your boardrooms or corner offices. Allowing them to step off of the revolving door and into your welcoming arms should be a non-starter.” In addition to Nielsen, the list includes former White House chief of staff John Kelly, Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and former DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores. Conspicuously missing from the list are the Obama officials who carried out the same policies at the border.
The Restore Public Trust executive director Caroline Ciccone is a former director of the left-wing advocacy group Americans United for Change, and a former Obama administration staffer. In 2016, Americans United for Change National Field Director Scott Foval was caught on camera suggesting that the AUC paid mentally ill and homeless people to instigate violence at Trump campaign events. "We have mentally ill people that we pay to do sh*t -- make no mistake," Foval is heard saying in a Project Veritas video.
The blacklist letter, according to RPT spokesman Karl Frisch, was a warning shot to “corporate America, who need to think twice about what that will mean for their brand to be associating with somebody who is responsible for one of the most horrific policies this administration put forward and that speaks volumes. Do they want to be famous for this?”
I'd rather be "famous" for trying to instill order at the border under extreme and stressful circumstances than for paying mentally deranged people to start fights at political rallies. But maybe that's just me.