Amidst harsh criticism after the appointment was announced, former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has withdrawn from a fellowship at Harvard University.
Wednesday, he tweeted that he will turn down the offer from the Harvard Kennedy School for a year-long appointment as senior research fellow.
I have informed the HKennedy Sch that I am turning down its offer as Snr Res Fellow. It would have been exciting to share my experiences, both positive and negative; our current political environment and its lack of civility makes this too disruptive. I wish them the best.
— Rick Snyder (@onetoughnerd) July 3, 2019
The Ivy League university was hit hard with a social media backlash, which cited Snyder’s handling of the Flint water crisis.