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In the latest backlash against current and former Trump administration officials, two history professors announced their resignations Monday from a public policy center after the University of Virginia hired President Donald Trump’s former legislative affairs director Marc Short.
“The appointment of Mr. Short [as a paid senior fellow] runs counter to the [Miller] Center’s fundamental values of nonpartisanship, transparency, openness, a passion for truth and objectivity, and civility,” professors Melvyn Leffler and William Hitchcock wrote in a July 30 letter to William Antholis, the UVA-affiliated center’s director.
The article goes on to state the following:
Their resignations come amid calls from several progressives to confront Trump officials, including from Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., who called on supporters last month to tell Trump Cabinet members “they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
Leffler and Hitchcock cited Short’s “ongoing attacks on a free media” and association with “rhetoric and policies that have empowered and emboldened white supremacists” as reasons for their resignation.
I resigned from a think tank at UVa today because I felt it betrayed its principles in giving a senior fellowship to Trump advisor Marc Short. It is a sad day for me but I’ll continue to work at UVa with brilliant colleagues in the cause of civil discourse. pic.twitter.com/HsH1pw2hXK
— William Hitchcock (@WillHitchUVA) July 30, 2018
— William Hitchcock (@WillHitchUVA) July 27, 2018
JUST IN: Two senior @UVA historians resign from @Miller_Center in protest of the nonpartisan center’s appointment of @realDonaldTrump White House adviser Marc Short to a paid fellowship. Melvyn Leffler & William Hitchcock say Short’s appointment violates the Center’s core values. pic.twitter.com/Jv2IpP9iDg
— Matt Talhelm (@MattTalhelm) July 30, 2018
“When we see things we believe to be wrong, we must speak out and take a stand.” https://t.co/Ra8hC7WCCA
— Alexi Garrett (@AlexiGarrett) July 30, 2018
Two major historians have resigned from @Miller_Center to protest the appointment of Trump mouthpiece Marc Short, an unaccomplished hack who has supported white supremacy.
— Siva Vaidhyanathan🗽🤘🏽 (@sivavaid) July 30, 2018
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