After taking an “indefinite leave of absence” in March, Oregon U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall has announced that she will be resigning on May 15th, citing mental health issues after a scandal broke involving her bizarre behavior with a prosecutor.
Per The Oregonian:
Marshall fell under an internal review in March by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General for what has been described as erratic behavior involving a subordinate. Sources told The Oregonian/OregonLive that she had constantly texted and emailed Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott M. Kerin, at one point admonishing him for spending too much time with a woman who was not his wife.
Marshall, who declined to offer a comment about her decision to resign, had previously said through her attorney that she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. She noted in an email to her entire staff that she had mixed emotions about leaving.
“There is no question that a job like this takes a mental and physical toll on all who serve,” she wrote. “Unfortunately I am no exception. Though I did seek and obtain treatment beginning last year, it was not sufficient. I take full responsibility for letting my health issues in any way impact my work as U.S. Attorney.
“For that I truly apologize to you, my colleagues. While I cherish each one of you and the work we have done, I need to make my health and my family my priority.”
Marshall, appointed by President Barack Obama, took office on Oct. 7, 2011, and by all accounts relished the job, writing to her staff that she took pride in the work they had accomplished.
“However, due to personal health concerns, it has become clear to me that I am no longer able to serve as U.S. Attorney in the manner that the office and the people of our great state deserve,” she wrote. “I sincerely regret my inability to finish out my term.”
Other news sources, such as Willamette Week, take the accusations of misconduct even further and report that Marshall was “stalking” Kerin.
You may remember Marshall from a previous article, where she participated in a Gabby Giffords sponsored PR fluff session, and openly called for more restrictive gun laws and said county sheriffs need to “dispossess” people of guns. She, and others, made fun of gun owners, called for registration, and conspired to overturn state police policies to make gun records available to the public and the feds.
File this one under another case of psychological projection, where they project their own mental inadequacies onto others, and assume that everyone else is just as mentally ill as they are.