Claire McCaskill Slams Trump’s Mark Milley Attack | EUROtoday
Former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) slammed Republicans for his or her silence on what she claims is likely one of the worst issues Donald Trump has ever mentioned.
Over the weekend, the previous president attacked Gen. Mark Milley in a social media submit, suggesting the retiring chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff had dedicated treason, “an act so egregious that, in times gone by, the punishment would have been DEATH!”
McCaskill was aghast that there was no uproar over “the idea that we would execute” the nation’s highest-ranking navy officer.
″Where is the chairman of the Armed Services committee, and the rating member of the Armed Services committee within the United States Senate? Where is he?” McCaskill requested on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “Where is [Republican Sen.] Joni Ernst, who served in the military? Where are the Republicans that say they care about the military?”
“The idea that he would get away with saying this without being totally lambasted by every Republican elected official is stunning to me,” she added.
“This is one of the worst things he’s ever said, and imagine how high that bar is.”
Trump’s feedback garnered surprisingly little consideration. Brian Klaas, an affiliate professor of worldwide politics at University College London, wrote in The Atlantic that the non-response “shows just how numb the country has grown toward threats more typical of broken, authoritarian regimes.”
Several authorized consultants additionally famous that Trump’s Milley outburst might have violated court docket warnings that he cease attacking potential witnesses within the instances towards him.
Trump’s submit seemed to be prompted by one other article in The Atlantic, an in-depth profile on Milley, which detailed how the navy commander sought to guard the nation and Constitution from Trump’s “moral derangement.”
See McCaskill’s commentary under on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”