Trump Appointee Carl Higbie Resigns over Racist, Homophobic Comments

HeadlineJan 19, 2018

Back in the United States, President Trump’s appointee to the federal agency that runs AmeriCorps and other service programs has resigned, after CNN aired a series of comments he made disparaging women, Muslims, blacks, immigrants, gays, lesbians and trans people. Carl Higbie is heard in remarks to radio shows—as recently as 2016—saying black people suffer from “lax morality” and that they “think that breeding is a form of employment.” Higbie is also heard saying that U.S. citizens should have the right to shoot migrants “in the face” at the U.S.-Mexico border. Higbie led the pro-Trump Great America PAC and served as a surrogate for then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016, when he defended Trump’s proposed registry of Muslims by citing World War II Japanese-American internment camps.

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