One year ago, Politico reported that 25% of all federal employees would think about quitting their jobs if Donald Trump became President, and 59% said they would be embarrassed to have Donald Trump as their Commander-in-Chief. It looks like they weren’t kidding.
The Washington Post is reporting that the State Department’s ENTIRE senior management team has abruptly resigned earlier today. According to The Hill, “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.”
Former State Department chief of staff, David Wade, told the Washington Post, “It’s the single biggest simultaneous departure of institutional memory that anyone can remember, and that’s incredibly difficult to replicate.” Wade also mentioned that positions of this magnitude are exceedingly difficult to fill, and are “particularly difficult to find in the private sector.”
The Trump administration has yet to comment on the situation.