"That time has come", Feeley wrote in his letter dated January 11, Reuters reported.
Feeley told the US State Department in a letter that he could no longer fulfill the foreign service oath "to serve faithfully the president and his administration in an apolitical fashion, even when I might not agree with certain policies", according to Reuters, which was read part of the letter. My instructors made clear that if I believed I could not do that, I would be honor bound to resign.
According to the State Department, his decision was made due to personal reasons.
John Feeley, 56, who worked at the State Department for almost 30 years, announced his resignation in a letter to the State Department.
"Ambassador Feeley informed leadership of his decision on December 27, 2017", the State Department said. But 320 days have elapsed since the start of the Trump administration and acting officials in the State Department are starting to hit that limit, making presidential nominations more important than ever.
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State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert confirmed his impending departure, which will take place in March.
Feeley was nominated to the diplomatic post by then-President Barack Obama in July 2015.
"It is the cultural heritage of machismo, which is a bad thing in many ways", Feeley said.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission John Feeley in Mexico speaks during a ceremony at a hangar of the Secretariat of National Defense in Mexico City, Mexico November 8, 2010.