Carl Higbie
Carl Higbie

Carl Higbie, head of external affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service, resigned Jan. 18 after CNN reported on offensive remarks that he made on conservative media about women, African-Americans, Muslims, veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and LGBT people.

The 34-year-old former Navy Seal was an active surrogate for President Trump during the presidential campaign, serving as spokesperson for the Great America PAC.

During the campaign, Higbie stirred up controversy when he justified Trump's plan to round up and deport illegal immigrants to the WWII internment camps that housed more than 125K people of Japanese ancestry living in the US.

Trump appointed Higbie to the CNCS position in April 2017.

Formed in 1993, CNCS connects volunteers with service organizations to work in the poorest parts of the country or areas hit by natural disasters.

It is the parent of AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund and Volunteer Generation Fund.

Higbie's role was to develop the service organization's messaging and cultivate its image.