As a public servant, do you continue to provide support to a rogue administration, at the risk of enabling dangerous policies? Or do you leave, abandoning your career and ensuring that whatever good you were able to do is then lost?
Author: Elizabeth Shackelford
Elizabeth Shackelford was a U.S. diplomat until December 2017 when she resigned in protest of the administration. She served in Somalia, South Sudan, Poland, and Washington, DC. Elizabeth is a fellow with the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and author of The Dissent Channel: American Diplomacy in a Dishonest Age, published May 12 by PublicAffairs.
Can We Stop Pretending Mike Pompeo is a Statesman?
Pompeo is a dangerous man wielding tremendous power, and he has proven repeatedly that he does not have American interests at heart. He tells himself it’s fine to act corruptly, lie and steal, as long as it supports the ultimate goals of Trump cabal: a return to unapologetic white, male domination with power and wealth concentrated in the hands of a few.