Sally Yates is Fired for Doing the Right Thing
Unlike the two gutless cowards, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, the acting Attorney General Sally Yates defies the incompetent president. In a letter to Justice Department, she writes:
My responsibility is to ensure that the position of the Department of Justice is not only legally defensible, but is informed by our best view of what the law is after consideration of all the facts.…
Consequently, for as long as I am the Acting Attorney General, the Department of Justice will not present arguments in defense of the Executive Order, unless and until I become convinced that it is appropriate to do so.
Although she understood the result of her action, she has made a powerful statement. It takes courage, and even career, to stand up for justice and the people—something many men (including the two spineless GOP leaders) could not do.