Senior State Department Official, Mary Elizabeth Taylor Resigns in Protest of Donald Trump’s Response to Racism.


A senior State Department official has resigned over President Trump’s recent response to racial injustice across the nation.


Mary Elizabeth Taylor had served in the Trump administration since 2018 as assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs. She is the first black woman to serve in that post and also one of the highest ranking Black officials in the Trump administration.


She submitted her resignation letter to Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, on Thursday saying that she is following the dictates of her conscience.


According to the Washington Posts, Taylor wrote:


“Moments of upheaval can change you, shift the trajectory of your life, and mold your character. The President’s comments and actions surrounding racial injustice and Black Americans cut sharply against my core values and convictions”.


“I must follow the dictates of my conscience and resign,” she added in the letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.


Meanwhile according to Washington Posts, On June 3, Taylor sent a message to her team of roughly 60 State Department employees, acknowledging that in the aftermath of Floyd’s death that her heart “is broken, in a way from which I’ve had to heal it countless times.”


Taylor wrote in her note, “George Floyd’s horrific murder and the recent deaths of other Black Americans have shaken our nation at its core. Every time we witness these heinous, murderous events, we are reminded that our country’s wounds run deep and remain untreated,” “For our team members who are hurting right now, please know you are not alone. You are seen, recognized, heard, and supported. I am right here with you.”





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