The U.S. ambassador in Malta, who is also an imperative Roman Catholic follower of President Obama, said, he would leave after a state department report blamed him for consuming most of the time writing and communicating about his religious convictions. In a letter which addressed to Mr. Obama and Hillary Clinton, he said he would quit from Aug. 15. He told the Associated press that he is resigning without any pressure without any side.Kmiec was a renowned conservative law professor and observer before being taking the job in 2009. But a report this month by the State Department's inspector general rebuked Kmiec for focusing most of his time on issues such as abortion and his believe, while over looking his ambassadorial obligations.
"I reservation very much whether one could ever consume too much time on this theme," Kmiec wrote Obama in his resignation letter. The audit was the second grave evaluation of a politically selected ambassador this year and explains the drawbacks that presidents can confront when they choose non-career ambassadors to ambassadorships, frequently as a contribution for their political support. A February report irritated the 14-month duration of Cynthia Stroum, a big Obama donor who became ambassador to Luxembourg. It illustrated her duty as burdned with personality clashes, spoken mistreatment and inquire-able expenses on travel, wine and juices. Things were so worsen in the prosperous European people that some staff demanded shift to Iraq or Afghanistan, the report said. Stroum step down effective Jan. 31, just days before the hurtful assessment was made publicize.
The audit of the U.S. Embassy in Malta said Kmiec's "outside actions have detracted from his concentration to crucial mission goals" in the Mediterranean island nation, such as encouraging maritime security and American business. It agreed the broad honor for Kmiec in the conservative, Roman Catholic country of Malta, but said his articles diverted him and embassy staffs by forcing them to cautiously review his writing. They confused management officers in Washington, too, it well known.
Kmiec replied by explaining the censure of his religious opinion was "particularly unusual" because his friendship with Obama started from a usual thinking that "so much of politics had been utilized to split us, sometimes by without people of belief."
Kmiec, a law professor at Pepperdine University and a lawyer in President Ronald Reagan's administration, was victimized by conservative Catholics and refused Communion by one cleric for his hold up for Obama during the presidential campaign. In his letter to Clinton, Kmiec illustrated that he suggested President George H.W. Bush in 1989 that government audits should intention on rooting out waste, scam and violence, and advised that the criticism of his ambassadorship was resulting a "hurt- back." He said inspectors utilized the audits to criticize favor for Obama's policies such as his objective to sponsor interfaith dialogue.
The State Department denied remarks on Kmiec's declaration. The embassy in Malta has currently played an growing role as the nearest European country to Libya. More than 180 Americans were shipped to Malta when Muammar al-Qaddafi's forces brutally raided on demonstration looking for an end for his almost 40 years old rule.