Thomas Modly has resigned as the acting secretary of the Navy, according to CNN.
He accused Crozier of committing a “betrayal” and creating a “big controversy” in Washington by spreading his letter so widely among the Navy.
He attacked the captain as either “too naive” or “stupid” to do his job.
Sailors reported that they felt like they were being yelled at and shouted back at the message from Modly. He also endured a huge uprising of anger and frustration from the public. Navy veterans echoed the sentiment in their own angry responses.
Just 24-hours later, he sent his resignation. It hasn’t been revealed if President Donald Trump accepted it.
As CNN political analyst Joe Lockhart noted, President Donald Trump initially praised the decision to dismiss the captain. He sensed the winds shifting.
Let not forget the President initially praised this decision until he felt the wind shifting. https://t.co/7WKr7EhcVY
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) April 7, 2020