Black senior State Department official resigns to protest Trump response to riots

Black senior State Department official resigns to protest Trump response to riots
Mary Elizabeth Taylor

[Ed. – Maybe as a going-away gift they can buy her an airline ticket to a country that has no police.]

One of the most senior black Americans in the state department has resigned to protest Donald Trump’s response to the recent riots over the death of George Floyd.

Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs Mary Elizabeth Taylor gave her resignation to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo saying her action was a matter of conscience.

 The Hill:

“Moments of upheaval can change you, shift the trajectory of your life, and mold your character,” Taylor wrote to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a letter obtained by the Post. “The President’s comments and actions surrounding racial injustice and Black Americans cut sharply against my core values and convictions. I must follow the dictates of my conscience and resign as Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs.”

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Taylor was the youngest assistant secretary for legislative affairs in history.

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