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Mon Jan 25, 2021, 09:15 AM

Plaskett Writes to President Biden Asking For Removal of Gretchen Shappert, U.S. Attorney for the VI

Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett has written to President Joe Biden requesting the removal U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Virgin Islands, Gretchen Shappert from the position Ms. Shappert has held since 2018. Ms. Plaskett, who was recently named one of nine impeachment managers in the Trump trial by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, criticized Ms. Shappert and pointed to alleged vindictive actions the U.S. attorney has exacted.

Ms. Plaskett also called for the position to be filled by a local representative, deeming such an appointment as being "of critical importance to the Virgin Islands community."

"The circumstances surrounding the tenure of the current U.S. Attorney for the Virgin Islands, Gretchen Shappert, are untenable," said Ms. Plaskett. "She refuses to meet with my office even in a courtesy manner, obstructs other federal law enforcement agencies from engaging with local offices if she does not approve of the individuals running those offices – primarily Democrats. During her time as U.S. Attorney Ms. Shappert has exhibited blatantly discriminatory hiring practices, including firing local employees and hiring non-local, Republican leaning Assistant US Attorneys. She has bragged to those within the agency that given the Virgin Islands’ lack of Senate elected official, the territory’s distance and her court appointment – she will not be asked to resign by the new President. That blatant disregard of the President, our inclusion in justice and the democratic process can not be left unchecked."

The Consortium reached Ms. Plaskett's office Friday, but the delegate to Congress was in meetings throughout the day, dealing with both local and national matters.

Read more: https://viconsortium.com/vi-politics/virgin-islands-plaskett-writes-to-president-biden-asking-for-removal-of-gretchen-shappert-u-s-attorney-for-the-virgin-islands

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secondwind Jan 2021 #1

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Mon Jan 25, 2021, 09:42 AM

1. I sometimes think that Dump put certain people in place in the Caribbean so they can look for

"opportunities for investment". We have this situation also, here in the Dominican Republic, the Ambassador here is a woman named Robin Bernstein, a Trump pal from Mar-a-Lago who barely speaks Spanish, and she is hardly ever in the offices... She is usually found in places like Samana, Punta Cana, etc., most likely looking for "opportunities for investment" for the Orange Turd.

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