Former Defense Secretary James Mattis, a frequent critic of President Trump, blasted his former boss after the riots at the Capitol on Wednesday and accused him of having “fomented” them.
“Today’s violent assault on our Capitol, an effort to subjugate American democracy by mob rule, was fomented by Mr. Trump,” Mattis said. “His use of the Presidency to destroy trust in our election and to poison our respect for fellow citizens has been enabled by pseudo political leaders whose names will live in infamy as profiles in cowardice.”
“Our Constitution and our Republic will overcome this stain and We the People will come together again in our never-ending effort to form a more perfect Union, while Mr. Trump will deservedly be left a man without a country,” he added.
A blistering rebuke from President Trump’s first Secretary of Defense: “Our Constitution & our Republic will overcome this stain …while Mr. Trump will deservedly be left a man without