The debate about the Kennedy School
's decision to award the fellowship to Manning heated up immediately after the school announced the fellowship, and Pompeo certainly was not alone in objecting. Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell
resigned as a senior fellow at the Kennedy School
over the hiring of Manning. Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney, daughter of a former vice president who famously obtained five deferments to avoid serving in the military during the Vietnam War, dismissed the former soldier as a "spy/traitor" and called for cutting off federal funding for Harvard in protest of its association with someone who actually served in the Iraq War.