President Donald Trump’s announcement on Thursday that James Mattis would be
Ok time to panic https://t.co/D8a8pX50iU
— David Frum (@davidfrum) December 20, 2018
Not a word of praise for Trump. Speaks volumes. https://t.co/WxbVbWLy5s
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) December 20, 2018
Just read Gen. Mattis resignation letter. It makes it abundantly clear that we are headed towards a series of grave policy errors which will endanger our nation,damage our alliances & empower our adversaries. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/ztc0Yihccn
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) December 20, 2018
Donald Trump just lost the most significant, stabilizing, and competent member of his entire administration.
I'm legitimately frightened for the country.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) December 20, 2018
Never been more alarmed for the nation since coming to D.C. over three decades ago. https://t.co/gmzADF5z9r
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) December 20, 2018
Mattis has been the adult in the room when it comes to national security policy and I find his impending departure alarming. For the last two years he has been a buffer between the chaos of the White House and our military.
— Rep. Mike Coffman (@RepMikeCoffman) December 20, 2018
This is a sad day. General Mattis was giving advice POTUS needs to hear. Mattis rightly believes that Russia & China are adversaries, and that we are at war with jihadists across the globe who plot to kill Americans. Isolationism is a weak strategy that will harm Americans…
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) December 20, 2018
GOP primary challenge to Trump became a lot more plausible today. https://t.co/E3ZONrksSb
— Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie) December 20, 2018