Noah Rothman at Mediaite hits one out of the park. Read the whole thing:
The violation of their perceived supreme authority cannot be tolerated. Such insubordination threatens the necessity of the bureaucratic agency charged with executing this or the other task. Should a bureaucracy’s mission be shown to be superfluous or redundant, it would threaten funding, jobs, livelihoods. Some in government correctly see the demonstration of their expendability to be an existential threat. Such threats must be neutralized.
The whole episode is a caricature of unresponsive government. Small government forces could not have invented a better foil.