Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

US Ambassador to Panama Resigns, Citing Trump Policies

US Ambassador to Panama Resigns, Citing Trump Policies

Feeley's resignation puts an end to a long career at the State Department.

An excerpt of Feeley's resignation letter has also been obtained by reporters. "That time has come", Feeley wrote. Officials said Feeley's departure was communicated to the U.S.

This story was updated to include comments from the Department of State.

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While it's been reported that Feeley had already chose to resign prior to Trump's "sh*thole" comments, the underlying sentiment remains the same. State Department on December 27, and was not in response to those alleged remarks from the president. But 320 days have elapsed since the start of the Trump administration and acting officials in the State Department are starting to hit that limit, making presidential nominations more important than ever.

But others have wrestled with staying, feeling unsure whether they're protecting US influence or contributing to its erosion.

The U.S. ambassador to Panama is stepping down, saying he can't faithfully serve the Trump administration apolitically.

The Marine Corps veteran flew amphibious assault helicopters in and over Lebanon in the mid-1980s following the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut.

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She alleged that the U.S. had abandoned human rights as a priority.

Much of Feeley's long career was spent working on Latin American issues. He arranged an Oval Office meeting with Trump and Panama's president.

Mark Feierstein, the White House National Security Council's senior director for Western Hemisphere affairs under President Barack Obama, said he's surprised more haven't left considering Trump's behavior and policies.

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