Our hearts go out to you, Sally Yates.
The acting attorney general was fired by President Donald Trump after she refused to defend his new immigrant ban targeting seven Muslim-majority nations.
On Monday, the top federal government lawyer said the Justice Department would not defend the executive order against court challenges.
Yates said she did not believe the order — which has sparked airport protests and nationwide chaos — would be "consistent with this institution's solemn obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right."
While we couldn't love Yates more for standing up to the bronzed businessman's hasty administration, her victory was short lived — and she was fired just hours later.
In a response statement, the White House said Yates, who had served as deputy attorney general under Barack Obama, "has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States."
Um… she was actually doing just the opposite, but then again we're talking about President Alternative Facts here.
Trump replaced Yates with Dana J. Boente, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, saying he would serve as interim attorney general until Congress approves Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions.
Ironically, it was Sessions who actually