WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) issued the following statement after the administration announced that President Biden removed Commissioner of Social Security Andrew Saul and Deputy Commissioner David Black from their positions years before their terms expires.
“Commissioner Saul and Deputy Commissioner Black were both confirmed by a wide, bipartisan margin in 2019. Saul and his team have admirably focused on service to beneficiaries, and steered the Social Security Administration through the pandemic with success. Their terms didn’t expire until 2025, and there was no reasonable justification for these removals. President Biden is overtly politicizing the SSA. People don’t want their retirement and benefits politicized, they just want an agency that works. We had that under Commissioner Saul.”