While President Trump is getting settled into office and starting on his agenda, liberals continue to throw roadblocks in his way. Democrats have been holding up his cabinet nominations for trivial reasons, even at the expense of national security and the smooth operation of government.
For its part, the media continues to try to delegitimize the president before he can accomplish many of his campaign promises. In short, liberals are turning the atmosphere in Washington toxic.
The repercussions are severe, and have even started to trickle into an area of government usually outside the boundaries of partisan political bickering. That trend continued today, as multiple senior level federal employees resigned simultaneously.
From The Hill:
The State Department’s entire senior level of management officials resigned Wednesday, The Washington Post reported.
Patrick Kennedy, the agency’s undersecretary for management who had served in the role for nine years, resigned unexpectedly along with three of his top officials
Assistant Secretary of State for Administration Joyce Anne Barr, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Michele Bond and Ambassador Gentry O. Smith, director of the Office of Foreign Missions, resigned as well, the report said.
They join a number of other officials who have departed since President Trump took office last week.
Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security Gregory Starr retired, and director of the Bureau of Overseas Building Operations Lydia Muniz left on Friday.
“It’s the single biggest simultaneous departure of institutional memory that anyone can remember, and that’s incredibly difficult to replicate,” said David Wade, who served as State Department chief of staff under Secretary of State John Kerry.
While liberals will claim the resignations are proof that people lack faith in the leadership of President Trump, one cannot help but point out that the liberal media helped create the toxic environment. The mass hysteria over Trump taking office is unprecedented, and the coverage he has received has been borderline propaganda at times.
In the end, this may turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Americans voted for a change of direction when they voted for Donald Trump, and high level employees who worked for Presidents Bush and Obama are unlikely to provide that kind of change. With Rex Tillerson getting ready to take control of the State Department, new ideas and a change of direction will be made possible by the resignations. Of course, Senate Democrats will have to stop blocking his nomination first.
[Note: This post was written by Michael Lee. Follow him on Twitter @UAMichaelLee]