The departure of Jim Mattis as secretary of Defense in the United States for great turmoil in both Republican and Democratic politicians.
President Donald Trump made Thursday night announced that Mattis at the end of February his duties as minister of Defence will accept that. Mattis argued that because Trump “a minister earns the same views.”
Senators fear for the consequences now that the “calming and stabilizing” influences that Mattis had on Trump and his policies can now be eliminated. Some Republican politicians, party members of Trump, expressed their confusion and worry about the reason for Mattis’ departure.
Marco Rubio, a senator on behalf of the state of Florida, wrote on Twitter that he hoped that the departure Mattis “only motivated by the desire of a well-deserved retirement to enjoy”, but came to after reading his letter of resignation on back.
Rubio, who in 2016 against Trump took to the Republican presidential candidate, suggested that the United States is “heading towards some bad decisions which the national security risk”.
Mattis praised for counterbalance to Trump
Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska is of the opinion that Mattis Trump “advice that the president needs to hear”. The Republican stressed that the U.S. “China and Russia are the opponents should see, like general Mattis found” and that IS still not defeated. The latter had Trump been mentioned as a reason for U.s. troops to withdraw from Syria.
Mike McCaul, the Republican chairman of the Congressional commission for national security, told reporters “better to sleep” in the knowledge that Mattis was in charge of the American department of defense.
American secretary of defense Mattis leaves, not on one line with Trump
Also Democrats are concerned about departure Mattis
The Democratic Nancy Pelosi, who, in all likelihood, the new chairman of the U.s. House of Representatives, leaving it to the journalists know that they are “sad and shocked” by the departure of Mattis.
Mark Warner, the Democratic chairman of the Senate committee on intelligence, called the departure of Mattis “frightening”. “Minister Mattis was an island of stability in the chaos of the Trump-government,” says Warner. His colleague Richard Blumenthal called the dismissal of Mattis “the biggest nightmare”.
US withdraws from Syria: ‘IS is far from dead’
Former commander criticises leadership Trump
Also ex-military expressed concerns about the impending departure of Mattis and the decision to American forces to withdraw from Syria.
“The leadership that a convinced patriot as Jim Mattis to lead to leave, should have every American thinking,” said general Stanley McChrystal, the former commander of U.s. troops in Afghanistan.
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