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State officials defy Spicer

Hundreds of State Department officials ignored a warning from the White House, voicing their opposition to President Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees to State leadership, The Associated Press reported.

The so-called dissent cable sent to State leadership is believed to be among the most popularly supported opposition statements in agency history, the AP noted.

A State official told the AP that department leadership received the memo Tuesday, one day after White House press secretary Sean Spicer suggested those opposing Trump’s order should leave their posts.

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source: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/317156-state-officials-defy-spicer-rip-travel-ban-report


  • Keith D. Gilbert

    Do a POTUS RR and fire the bumps!

  • DonRS

    Two issues: The political appointees are history. The civil service employees are protected, but that can be changed by changing the law. Having unelected, bureaucrats at the State Department working in opposition to the elected President is simply unacceptable. Opposing view points are valuable. Those view points are presented to the leaders, and decisions are made. Doing that by public “petition” is NOT ACCEPTABLE!

    • Bushmaster0369

      VERY ELOQUENTLY SAID, THANK YOU

  • VirgoVince

    GET ON THE TRUMP TRAIN, OR get run over by it!! WISE UP!!
    ANY ugly lefturd liberal idiots ARE insane!!

  • Elfie Marshall

    In the real world when there is a merger or hostile takeover or a new owner the new management calls the shots. You either comply and adjust or resign or get fired. Just as simple as that. There are thousand of educated well qualified people who will love to take their well paying jobs. My advise to those who think they can protest get a new job, send out your resume and learn to struggle in the real world like so many of us. .

  • Andrew Molina

    The chickens are coming home to roost and the constituents ain’t going to like it.

  • These are mostly blue cities and states who need money, take away the money and lets see what happens to the JERKS!

  • karolh

    Do state officials think those living in their state do not want the illegal immigration stopped? All Americans are tired of the illegals, crime, protest and killings! Have the media and officials all lost their minds???

  • Knowledge Transfer

    Fire them! No tuning back! Nothing will change but the date except that things will get better. 80% of government jobs are superfluous and value subtracting.

  • theicecube

    It has been reported that since Trump was elected the number of injuries showing up in emergency rooms has increased significantly evidently due to excessive Hand Wringing. However Walmart has been selling out of Extra Absorbent Crying Towels, so their bottom line has improved due to the increased sales.

  • The_Frog_Prince

    The civil service might have a rude awakening coming their way. The laws need changing so that the faces can be changed if need be.

  • lucifer

    Change the law and simply tell them to hit the road jack. If not problems will arise at every turn at State? Thank You.

  • Bushmaster0369

    SPICER AND THE PRESIDENT ARE RIGHT. IF STATE DEPARTMENT WORKERS CAN’T FOLLOW A LEGAL AND LAWFUL ORDER BY THE PRESIDENT, THEY NEED TO GO. FIRE THEIR POMPASS ASSES. THERE ARE ENOUGH ASSISTANCE’S THAT WANT A UPWARD POSITION TO DO THE JOB. THAT IS WHAT IS WRONG WITH GOVERNMENT, MANAGEMENT IDIOTS ARE ANTI ANYTHING THEY DON’T LIKE AND FEEL SECURE IN THEIR POSITIONS. THERE NEEDS TO BE A BIG ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT IN THE WHOLE GOVERNMENT TO LET ALL THE CRY BABIES KNOW THE PEOPLE AND THE GOVERNMENT ARE FIRST AND THEIR PREJUDICED WAY ARE NOT WELCOME IN A GOVERNMENT FOR THE PEOPLE. SO IF THEY DON’T LIKE IT RESIGN OR GET OFF THEIR ASSES AND SUPPORT THE FIRST PRESIDENT THAT IS DOING WHAT IS RIGHT AND WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT. FINALLY TO ALL YOU BLEEDING HEART IDIOTS OUT THEIR, WANTING OPEN BORDERS. AMERICA IS NOT BIG ENOUGH TO ACCEPT THE WORLDS POPULATION (EVERYONE IN THE WORLD), GET A LIFE, IF YOU LET EVERYONE IN WE WILL HAVE RACIAL WARS RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA WITH MOST FORIEGNERS BEING THE ONES EXTERMINATED.

    • red nig

      we’re already having race wars. firefights, if you will. Zimmerman case, conservatives beaten, prison riots, and so on. this is how the Brownshirts always operate. Soros is an expert, as he’s a Nazi and will always be one because he’s a true believer in Nazism. dnc/kkk=nazi party usa

  • tonyrohl

    Secretary of State George Shultz once told a meeting of State Department ambassadors to point to the country he or she represented. Not one of the pointed to America!

  • PatriotGal

    There are MILLIONS of people who have been out of work for ages under OWEbama who would love to have those FEDERAL jobs. Reminds me of the air traffic controllers and President Reagan…they can ALL be replaced in one fell swoop. SOS Tillerson is aboard and he said changes can be made, not just for change sake, but those that need to be made. Sounds like this is one. God bless PRESIDENT Trump as he diligently strives to Make America SAFE and Great Again.

  • Big Iron

    I support Trump; whatever he does in this matter I support. These bureaucrats need to go sooner not later. It IS time to drain the swamp!

  • red nig

    dnc/kkk=nazi party usa. Hillary’s houseboy, BO, only made it worse for her election chances. Of course, having Pig-eyes Billy on her side didn’t help a lot either. And now we have the nazis rising against the conservatives, just as they did in Germany. The liberals left, Wiemar, might look on in horror, but they still back Herr Wolf/Hillary. It’s that or get ‘shot’ 🙂 Get rid of these unelected backstabbers, President Trump. You have the brass, do it before they snow you under like they’ve done to so many.

  • CaptTurbo

    Fire the useless bastages!

  • LittleMoose

    At least they are identifying themselves and making it easier for President Trump to eventually drain them.