Julie Smith quoted in The Washington Post article, “Public Servants Use Impeachment Hearings to Offer Lessons of History and Military Service in Rejoinder to Trump”

Julie Smith quoted in The Washington Post article, “Public Servants Use Impeachment Hearings to Offer Lessons of History and Military Service in Rejoinder to Trump”

“‘What we’ve seen over the last couple of days is a whole assortment of personal and compelling reasons why people chose the career path of public service,’ said Julie Smith, a Europe expert who served as deputy national security adviser to then-Vice President Joe Biden. ‘Outside of Washington, the image of public service has become a bad word — a bunch of dark suits who are there for the wrong reasons. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Most are idealists who want to make a difference and feel that way because they have a personal history or personal attachment to a set of issues…'”

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