大俠行天下日記 我見我聞我思 01/10/2021
今天我接到華裔交通部部長趙小蘭致交通部同仁及社區領袖的一封公開信,對於週三在國會山莊川普總統支持者犯下的創痛事件， 讓我無法釋懷， 並決定辭去部長職務。
趙部長服務公職多年， 歷任勞工及交通部長 ，是華裔在美國職位最高之政務官， 多年來， 她對於華亞裔社區非常關心和照顧， 每年春節期間 ，她都把交通部大厦公開給我們參觀， 除了她自己的辦公室， 還參觀了航空控制中心， 更非常親切细心的為我們解答所有之問題。
遺憾的是， 她要離開了， 我們相信華府政壇之紛紛擾擾 也誏趙部長真的受不了。
美國眾議院今天再度發起對川普總統之弹劾案， 雖然只剩下不到十天之久， 大家對川普在最後的行徑還是感到十分不安 ，這位行指怪異的總統， 公然教唆暴徒強佔國會， 這種令人髪指之行為能夠原諒吗？
趙部長的辭職， 不但會得到我們的鼓掌， 相信以她的能力和為人必然會被國家再度重用。
Elaine Chao Resigns
Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao sent a letter to her colleagues and community leaders today and stated that, “Yesterday our country experienced a traumatic and entirely avoidable event as supporters of the President stormed the U.S. Capitol Building following a rally he addressed. As I’m sure is the case with many of you, it deeply troubled me in a way that I simply cannot set aside.”
She said, “I am tremendously proud of the many accomplishments we were able to achieve together for our country and I will never forget the commitment you have for this Department and the United States of America. I am hopeful that many of you will carry forward our vision to improve the lives of Americans through this Department and beyond.”
“Today I am announcing my resignation as U.S. Secretary of Transportation, to take effect on Monday, January 11, 2021.”
We are very proud of Elaine Chao’s contributions to our country. She is the highest federal post holder of Asian descent in United States. Elaine is such a great leader who really cares about our community. Every year she has invited us to the Department of Transportation building to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Many of us not only toured her office, also visited the whole building.
We so much regret what is happening in Washington, D.C. and on Capitol Hill. This is a dark chapter in our nation. We all hope that one day Elaine will return to government service. We are very proud of you, Elaine.