Liberals have their panties in a bunch over the Trump transition team directive to Obama’s ambassadors…leave your posts by the Inauguration.
It seems they’ve forgotten that Obama’s transition team did the same thing eight years ago — telling President George W. Bush’s ambassadors they had to leave their posts by Inauguration Day.
The following commentary originally appeared in Fox News Politics on FoxNews.com, the website of the Fox News Channel.
President-elect Donald Trump is not allowing for any diplomatic dawdling. His transition team has issued a directive that all ambassadors appointed by President Obama must leave their posts by Inauguration Day, a source confirmed Friday.
While it is standard for politically appointed ambassadors to step aside at the end of a presidential term, an individual with knowledge of the foreign service told FoxNews.com that Trump’s “unwillingness to consider individual cases or exigencies” appears to represent a break with protocol — though the Obama administration appears to have done something similar.
“[The directive] in itself is not that significant. But it is more unyielding than in the past,” he said.
The New York Times first reported that a State Department cable was sent to all ambassadors on Dec. 23 informing them they have to vacate their posts by Jan. 20 “without exceptions.”
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