Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, said McRaven’s letter was “the closest we have come to a Joseph Welch “Have you left no sense of decency?” moment that in many ways broke the McCarthy fever.”
The letter from @williammcraven2 standing by @JohnBrennan and saying he too should have his clearance revoked could well be the closest we have come to a Joseph Welch “Have you left no sense of decency?” moment that in many ways broke the McCarthy fever. https://t.co/ECvc7YyzDh
— Richard N. Haass (@RichardHaass) August 16, 2018
Lawrence Tribe called the statement a “sober bipartisan critique.”
This sober bipartisan critique of Trump’s stripping of Brennan’s classification by 13 leading intel officers will predictably be dismissed by Trump as “deep state” self-defense. That dismissal will, like the claim of witchhunt, be pure hogwash. https://t.co/SccD4tLDcu
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) August 17, 2018
Others pushed for more.
FINALLY. Some damn courage.
Current and former government officials, intelligence community members, lawmakers, military officers: Keep it up. We the People need some help saving our Union.
For God & country ✊🏽🇺🇸 #Impeach45
— Crusader for Justice 🇺🇸🇪🇺 (@faravaharSF) August 17, 2018
The statement stopped short of what is needed – a call for him to resign.
— Caswell Thomas (@CaswellThomas1) August 17, 2018
I anxiously await a similar statement from all 5 former Presidents, as well.
— Jem Rummy (@JemRummy) August 17, 2018
Trump’s Nixonian “enemies list” is growing.
that enemies list keeps growing.
— Lord Longbeard (@js7976) August 17, 2018
Like Nixon on steroids.
— Just another guy. (@labathe_jerry) August 17, 2018
Brennan slammed Trump in his own Op-Ed, saying the president’s claims of “no collusion” with Russia are “hogwash.”