Human Resources Manager, Former National Security Adviser (February 2017-April 2018)
“It is a gift to our opponents who are shaking their self-confidence in our democratic principles, institutions and processes.”
– Interview with Chuck Todd in “Meet the Press” on September 27, 2020. President Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the election.
John R. Bolton, Former National Security Adviser (April 2018-September 2019)
“As a Conservative Republican, my concern is that after the election, if the president wins, the political barriers will be removed. And since they have no philosophical basis, no one knows what to expect in the second term. ,
– ABC News interview with Martha Rodge, June 21, 2020, in which she also said that President Trump is a “threat to the Republic.”
James n. Matisse, Minister of Defense (January 2017-January 2019)
“When I joined the army 50 years ago, I vowed to uphold and defend the Constitution. I never dreamed that soldiers doing the same oath would be ordered to violate the constitutional rights of their fellow citizens under any circumstances – providing a bizarre photo op for an elected Commander-in-Chief would stand out with very little, military leadership. ,
“We know we’re better off with the abuse of executive power we saw in Lafayette Square. We must reject those who ridicule our constitution.
– Statement from the Atlantic after the eviction of protesters from Lafayette Square in Washington, DC on June 3, 2020