Friends, a little life news: today was my last day at the State Department. I loved it here. So much for lazy bureaucrats, my colleagues were among the most dedicated, competent, intelligent, and courageous people I've ever met. It was an honor to work alongside them. I am grateful that they will continue to serve and remain a steadying influence on our ship of state.
As for my own course, I have been asking myself lately how I can best serve the country that I love, the country my grandfathers fought for, the country that has provided me and my family so much opportunity. I've come to the conclusion that I can best fight for our country, our Constitution, our diverse citizenry and pluralistic values, outside of the executive branch. For that reason, today I resigned.
As for what's next, more on that later. For now just this: thank you to my friends and colleagues at State. Keep up the good work.
From the desk of his Mom:
Proud of you. Hopeful for the future because of people like you.