Few situations are more difficult than the dilemma faced by career nonpartisan employees in federal service, as Fuhrer Drumpfenfarten and the incompetents and extremists in his Republican Reich are ripping to shreds everything those employees have spent their careers building. What can one do? The price of integrity is high. Just ask Ned Price.
A longtime Central Intelligence Agency analyst is speaking out on his decision to resign, after more than a decade of service, because of the Trump administration.
"Despite working proudly for Republican and Democratic presidents, I reluctantly concluded that I cannot in good faith serve this administration as an intelligence professional,” Ned Price, a former intelligence analyst and National Security Council spokesman, wrote in a Washington Post op-ed published Monday.
Price, who worked in the agency under President George W. Bush and President Obama, said he did not make the decision lightly.
"There was no greater reward than having my analysis presented to the president and seeing it shape events. Intelligence informing policy — this is how the system is supposed to work,”… [emphasis added]
From <The Hill>
I encourage you to click through to Price’s op-ed and read his entire statement.
Ned appeared with Rachel Maddow to discuss his decision.
He escaped with his integrity. Since he is expressing a desire for public service, he might consider running for public office.
There must be many thousand more federal workers facing the same dilemma. I hope they have the integrity to quit as well. If liberals ever force Republicans out, I believe people like Price would be welcomed back.