A Plum Post for a Prominent Trump Foe

January 29, 2019  |  ARTICLES

The article below was written by IWP alumnus Joseph Duggan and published by American Greatness.

On Friday, following the dramatic arrest of a prominent Trump supporter on charges of lying to Congress, President Trump gave one of the nation's most sensitive national security and diplomatic posts to another controversial figure who already had been convicted of lying to Congress.

Has the NeverTrump Republican echo chamber gone berserk over this irresponsible appointment?

Have Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio taken to the Senate floor to speak out against the president's defiance of honesty in government? Have they demanded hearings and a confirmation vote?

Has House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned that Trump's action is so egregious it might call for an article of impeachment?

Has Bill Kristol's "Republicans for the Rule of Law" launched an ad blitz to protest Trump hiring an amoral convict?

Not at all. Turns out, the appointee is one of the president's worst enemies, a man forcefully opposed to almost all of Trump's policies and campaign promises, a man who repeatedly has said Trump is morally unfit for his office. He is Elliott Abrams, the 71-year-old éminence grise of the NeverTrump movement.

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