Jay Morris Statement on Angela Wright

Statement by Jay F. Morris on Angela Wright.  Jay F. Morris was a senior official at the USAID while Angela Wright worked there.  In this statement, Morris recounts that, after being briefed on Wright’s abysmal performance, he authorized her termination. Before she was fired, Wright resigned and lodged baseless and vindictive allegations of racism against her immediate supervisor, Kate Semerad. Morris explains that Wright later repeated those baseless allegations to a Senate Committee considering Semerad’s subsequent nomination. Morris notes that Wright’s allegations against Thomas bore “startling parallels” to those Wright had lodged against Semerad.