Harvard University presumably took one look at former United States military intelligence analyst Chelsea (formally known as Bradley) Manning's emoji-filled, fascistic, nonsensical Twitter feed and thought he'd be the perfect fit for the Ivy league.
The school officially announced their hiring of Manning as a Visiting Fellow on Wednesday night:
Well, as it turns out, hiring a convicted American traitor just because he checks the LGBT Box (with the best letter, mind you), isn't going to sit well with red-blooded Americans who give a darn about their country, such as former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell.
On Thursday, Morell announced he'd be resigning from his position as a Senior Fellow at The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
"I am writing to inform you that I am resigning, effectively immediately," wrote Morell.
"Unfortunately, I cannot be part of an organization - The Kennedy School - that honors a convicted felon and leaker of classified information, Ms. Chelsea Manning, by inviting her to be a Visiting Fellow at The Kennedy's School Institute of Politics," he said.
Manning was serving his 35-year sentence for his crimes when former President Barack Obama commuted his sentence on his way out of the White House.
As previously noted by The Daily Wire, "Manning dumped some 700,000 military documents to Wikileaks while he was serving in the United States Military as an intelligence analyst" — a leak that likely cost American lives:
It remains unclear how many, if any, Americans were killed due to the leaks. But Arizona Senator John McCain said in January of 2017 that he's confident the Taliban used the information and retaliated against those named. McCain told Fox News host Bill O'Reilly he felt "sorrow for the families of those individuals who identified in these leaks in Afghanistan that the Taliban went after and murdered. And rage because this president is basically endorsing a proposal that allows someone to go free who is responsible for the needless deaths of those people who are allies. ... Let me be specific. The information I received when I was there was that the Taliban went after these people. I assume, killed them."
But, again, at least Manning has the right identity.
Well played, Harvard.