January 18, 2018
- Resigned Under Pressure
- Carl Higbie
- Chief of External Affairs- Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
- Service Dates: August 2017-January 2018 (5 months)
- Conduct from 2013
From The Hill (January 18, 2018):
A Trump administration appointee resigned Thursday after CNN reported on his past use of racist, sexist, anti-Muslim language on the radio.
Carl Higbie resigned as chief of external affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a spokesperson for the department told CNN.
Higbie declined a request for comment from The Hill.
CNCS was created in 1993 and oversees initiatives such as AmeriCorps and the Social Innovation Fund.
Higbie’s resignation follows a CNN review of his past comments on radio appearances in which he makes disparaging remarks about multiple minority groups.
CNN found audio of a June 2013 radio appearance, when Higbie said “I just don’t like Muslim people.”
“Well people are like, ‘well, you can’t hate somebody just for being Muslim.’ It’s like, yeah, I can,” Higbie said.
In a December 2013 appearance, Higbie suggested black women think “breeding is a form of government employment,” CNN found.
Higbie, a former Navy SEAL, also made critical remarks of soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder, saying the illness is “a trait of a week mind.”
Higbie joined the administration last August. He was a frequent surrogate for the Trump campaign on cable news during the 2016 election cycle.
He previously stirred controversy when during one television appearance he defended Trump’s rumored proposal to create a registry of Muslim immigrants.
Higbie suggested Japanese internment camps established during World War II would provide legal precedent for the registry, drawing backlash.
A six-month wonder boy with a history of multiple bigoted public statements (Muslims, Blacks, Disabled Veterans) is ousted. A shining example of Trump.45’s personnel management incompetence, lousy half-assed vetting, and general boobery.
Add this gem to the Trump.45 Personnel Gallery (Gone & Forgotten), along with Michael Flynn, Sean Spicer, Reince Priebus, Steve Bannon, K.T. McFarland, Katie Walsh, Keith Schiller, Anthony Scaramucci, Sam Clovis, Tom Price, Sebastian Gorka, Mike Dubke, and so on and so many more who barely lasted long enough to make a comfortable impression on their respective Official Federal Seat Cushions.