Marc Short, White House director of legislative affairs, leaves the trump administration and take a position as a senior fellow of the University of Virginia’s Miller Center for Public Affairs. Members of the UVA community, including faculty and students, have signed petitions to ask the school, from the offer.
Marc Short is the trade with the White house for the University of Virginia (UVA), but not all of his new colleagues are excited.
Short, who has served as White house Director of legislative and intergovernmental Affairs, a member of the Miller Center for Public Affairs at UVA in Charlottesville as a senior fellow in August, was announced by the school.
“It is an honor for me to welcome, Marc Short, the Miller Center,” William Antholis, Miller Center director and CEO, said in a statement. “Marc is widely recognized in both parties. We had the privilege of getting to know Marc, through the presidential transition and the trump administration in the first year, and impressed by his professionalism, efficiency, and collegiality.”
But to call 150 to UVA faculty and students signed a petition for the University and the setting of Short. An identical Change.org the petition also has more than 500 gathered signatures by Friday afternoon.
“While we do not object to dialogue with members of the administration, do we object to the use of our University’s tarnished clean reputation,” the petition read. “No one should serve at the highest levels of the administration to support day-to-day and to defend his actions a week, then UVA represents the next.”
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Before he moved into the White house, Short, 48, worked for Vice-President Mike Pence and a group that, in conjunction with the conservative Koch brothers ” political operation. Economic aide, Shahira knight will replace Short-as the Director of legislative affairs, the White house said.
Those in opposition to Short, criticized Trump’s handling of the legacies of a white nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville, deadly when a man allegedly rammed his car through a group of people protesting against the advocates of the supremacy of the white, the killing of a woman.
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Trump initially blamed the violence “on many sides”, but two days later, he denied racist when you speak from the White house. Later, he returned to blame “both sides” for the deadly attack, however.
“It is irresponsible that we add to our University, a person who served in a high-level position for the management of, the first amplified and then defended, the white nationalists,” the petition States.
“We are a community, still in the process of healing, and someone who defended the President in his remarks after the violence is here an obstacle to this process, a source of trauma in a still-traumatized community,” the petition continues.
In short, Politically, he is “sympathetic to the pain in the community.”
“I think we were able to Express have done a better job, sympathy for the victims and outrage at those who perpetrated this evil,” he said.
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He also said he visited Charlottesville, UVA and sporting events since he was young, and has a “special bond and closeness” to the area.
“I think that said it is also a cherished tradition at the Thomas Jefferson university, hopefully, welcoming diversity of opinions,” in Short, Politically. “I hope that the message is not working, who worked in administration at a University.”
A spokesman for the Miller Center, said it was “committed, non-partisan and cross-party study of the presidency.”
“The addition of Marc Short, a Trump, a senior Administration official with intimate knowledge of the interactions between the White house and the Congress, deepened our scientific investigations to the machinations of the American presidency. And his presence strengthens our commitment to impartial and non-partisan dialogue between scientists and practitioners of good will, can still hold strong opposing personal and political points of view,” Howard Witt, director of communications for the Miller Center, said in a statement to Fox News. “In addition, Short provide insights into the trombone administration, which are not currently available to our scientists, or the public.”
“We further understand and those that respect the UVA faculty members and other critics – even some from the Miller Center who disagree with the decision to name Marc Short, senior fellow,” Witt. “One of our core values is the promotion of robust, but civil, debate about our nation’s bitter partisan divide.”
In short the last day at the White House July 20.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.