Acting Attorney General Sally Yates has ordered DOJ lawyers not to defend President Trump’s temporary ban on residents of seven countries believed to be the most dangerous for terrorism. But Yates is only in power until Tuesday when Jeffrey Sessions is confirmed by the Senate. later in the day she was fired by Trump.
About 20 employees at the State Department signed a Dissent Memo condemning the actions by the president. All State Department employees can add a memo and they cannot be disciplined for their memos. However, when they receive orders, they cannot ignore or try to countermand the order.
During the daily press briefing, reporters questioned Sean Spicer on the memo, he was very clear on the White House’s position on the matter. If any employee at the State Department thinks they can’t do the bidding of the White House, they are free to quit. They used the false argument of the left that it will make the terrorists mad at us. Yeah, like ISIS could hate us more than they already do. Killing thousands of ISIS fighters will work to slow down recruitment.
From The Daily Caller:
A copy of the memo obtained by The Washington Post declares that, “We are better than this ban,” and continuing, “Looking beyond its effectiveness, this ban stands in opposition to the core American and constitutional values that we, as federal employees, took an oath to uphold.”
Spicer said The White House is aware of the dissent memo but said that diplomats can “either get with the program or they can go.”