U.S. Foreign Service group blasts State Department’s plans for large indoor holiday events during Covid surge
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media prior to meeting with Kuwait’s Foreign Minister in Washington, D.C., U.S., November 24, 2020.
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As Covid-19 surges across the country, the American Foreign Service Association on Friday criticized large indoor holiday events scheduled at the U.S. State Department.
AFSA, whose members include active-duty and retired Foreign Service officers and specialists at the State Department and other federal agencies, said in a statement that it is “very concerned to see reports of plans to host holiday parties with hundreds of invitees at the Department of State.”
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other State Department officials have planned several indoor holiday parties, including one with at least 900 guests invited, The Washington Post reported.
The scheduled events fly in the face of a Nov. 25 …continued .
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