State Department Science Envoy Quits With Not-So-Secret Message For Trump: ‘IMPEACH’

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August 23, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. ― A science envoy for the Department of State sent a resignation letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday with a not-so-subtle secret message: “IMPEACH.”

August 23, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. ― A science envoy for the Department of State sent a resignation letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday with a not-so-subtle secret message: “IMPEACH.”

Daniel Kammen, a professor of energy at the University of California, Berkeley, told Trump in a letter dated Wednesday that his decision to quit his State Department post is “in response to your attacks on core values of the United States.” As one example, he cited Trump’s reaction to the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, calling the response “consistent with a broader pattern of behavior that enables sexism and racism.”

But it’s Kammen’s acrostic — the first letter of each paragraph spelling out a word — that sends a blunter message to Trump: IMPEACH.

    Mr. President, I am resigning as Science Envoy. Your response to Charlottesville enables racism, sexism, & harms our country and planet. pic.twitter.com/eWzDc5Yw6t

    — Daniel M Kammen (@dan_kammen) August 23, 2017

Spokespeople for the White House and the State Department could not immediately be reached for comment, nor could  Kammen.

He noted in his letter that he has served the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the State Department in a number of roles since 1996. The  Science Envoy program , which he was a member of, brings together U.S. scientists and engineers to “identify opportunities for sustained international cooperation.”

Kammen also wrote in his letter that Trump’s “actions to date have, sadly, harmed the quality of life in the United States, our standing abroad, and the sustainability of the planet.”


This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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