- The US ambassador to Panama has resigned over differences with the Trump administration.
The US Department of State was alerted to Feeley's intentions at the end of 2017, well before Trump's notorious "s***hole countries" remark, according to Reuters.
Feely's biography on the website for the U.S. Embassy in Panama notes that he joined the State Department in 1990 and assumed his post in January 2016.
On Friday morning, Trump denied using the term altogether, even though he has been slammed by not just Democrats that were present in the meeting, but also by some Republicans.
"My instructors made clear that if I believed I could not do that, I would be honor-bound to resign", the diplomat detailed, adding, "That time has come".
"Everyone has a line that they will not cross", Goldstein said. In a letter, Feeley said his disagreement with the administration of President Donald Trump is the reason for his departure.
She wrote in her resignation letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that she was quitting because the usa had abandoned human rights as a priority, according to Foreign Policy.
The Trump administration has taken a tougher stance on immigration from Latin America, most notably with moves to expel hundreds of thousands of immigrants from Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador.
The envoy will continue to serve until March 9, according to State Department officials.
Throughout his 35 years in both the nation's Marines and Department of State, the ambassador dedicated his efforts to supporting integration and maintaining good relations between the Americas.