U.S. Ambassador to Panama John Feeley, a career diplomat as well as also former Marine Corps helicopter pilot, has resigned, telling the State Department he no longer feels able to serve President Donald Trump.
“As a junior foreign service officer, I signed an oath to serve faithfully the president as well as also his administration in an apolitical fashion, even when I might not agree with certain policies. My instructors made clear that will if I believed I could not do that will, I would likely be honor bound to resign. that will time has come,” Feeley said, according to an excerpt of his resignation letter read to Reuters.
A State Department spokeswoman confirmed Feeley’s departure, saying that will he “has informed the White House, the Department of State, as well as also the Government of Panama of his decision to retire for personal reasons, as of March 9 of that will year.”