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State Department political appointee fired by White House after tweeting Trump was unfit for office

January 7, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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A State Department political appointee was fired by the White House Thursday after tweeting on Wednesday evening that President Donald Trump is unfit for office and was to blame for the mob attack on the US Capitol, according to two sources familiar with the firing.

Washington (CNN)A State Department political appointee was fired by the White House Thursday after tweeting on Wednesday evening that President Donald Trump is unfit for office and was to blame for the mob attack on the US Capitol, according to two sources familiar with the firing.

He continues to take every opportunity to obstruct the peaceful transfer of power," Gabriel Noronha, who worked on Iran at the State Department and was previously a staffer on Capitol Hill, tweeted.

Noronha also said that all government officials must uphold the constitution.

He is also the only State Department official to publicly blame Trump for inspiring the protesters to storm the Capitol and criticize his efforts to upend the democratic process to confirm the victory of President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday.

Another State Department political appointee also condemned the mob but did not point a finger at Trump.

Noronha was notified that he would be fired in a letter from the State Department liaison to the White House today, said a source familiar with the letter.

Noronha's bosses at the State Department did not object to him posting his opinion on his personal Twitter account, the sources said.

Noronha, the State Department and White House did not immediately reply to request for comment.

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