An unprecedented scandal began to unfold in Washington after news broke that President Trump shared top secret intelligence with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak during his visit to the Oval Office last week.
Still, Republican leadership continues to stand by their man. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan released a statement saying he hopes the facts come out, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has said nothing on the matter.
Some Republicans outside of Congress have found the courage to put the security of our country over the interests of their party, however. Eric Edelman, former undersecretary of defense during the George W. Bush Administration, was not shy about what this meant for our security or national future.
“It’s so mind-boggling, I don’t even know what to say. I’m completely gobsmacked. It’s jeopardizing a human source. It’s the one thing you’re trained to never do. If what Post is reporting is true, it’s a stunning indication of his unfitness for office.”
As Edelman makes clear, the facts of the situation could not be more evident. The only question that remains is this: When will Republicans in Congress find the courage to do something about it?
Sheila Norton is a writer with ten years of Capitol Hill experience. Subscribe to the OD Action email to get all the hottest news delivered right to your inbox every day at www.odaction.com