A self-professed member of of the Deep State resigned from his post within the Trump administration last month, thus essentially saving President Donald Trump the trouble of having to fire him himself.
Retired Navy Adm. William H. McRaven resigned from the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Board on Aug. 20, four days after outing himself as a Deep State member in an op-ed for The Washington Post.
“Through your actions, you have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation,” the retired general had written for the Post. “If you think for a moment that your McCarthy-era tactics will suppress the voices of criticism, you are sadly mistaken. The criticism will continue until you become the leader we prayed you would be.”
Listen to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announcing the revocation of Brennan’s clearance below:
“I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency,” McRaven sarcastically added in his column.
Many suspect that McRaven’s voluntary resignation from the Trump administration bodes well for the president for several notable reasons.
Launched by then-Secretary of Defense Ash Carter in 2016, the DIB is for the most part a left-wing extension of the government designed to advise the Defense Department on technology issues.
“On the whole, political donations from board members skewed heavily liberal, with members donating almost $2.4 million to democratic candidates and political action committees (PACs), compared to just over $236,000 to GOP causes, according to disclosed campaign finance figures going back to 1998,” Defense One noted.
McRaven is himself clearly left-wing, as evidenced by his stunning decision to publish criticisms of the president (who’s essentially his boss) in an op-ed published in one of nation’s most liberal newspapers. Having him out of the way will therefore be beneficial to the president, many on social media suspect:
Good riddance we do not need Mcraven any way.
— Steve Duff (@SteveDuff14) September 16, 2018
Another Obutthead suck up bites the dust. Good riddance! https://t.co/DeaX1PB2xY
— Vulture3B (@Vulture3B) September 14, 2018
Good riddance! Don’t let the revolving door hit you on your way OUT!!!!!……McRaven resigned from Pentagon board days after blistering op-ed on Trump https://t.co/SVnuI4mzL4
— Karl W. (@KarlT56) September 14, 2018
#McRaven resigned from Pentagon board after criticizing #Trump . McRaven defended #Brennan as “one of the finest public servants I have ever known.” #hilarious ????? “finest public servants”…#JohnBrennan??! Good riddance, McRaven. #ByeFelicia https://t.co/TlJ7nuNV1G
— TexasGirl (@TxGirlUSATrump) September 14, 2018
Good riddance to guy who thinks John Brennan is a man of unparalleled integrity. McGraven’s idea of who should have a security clearance tells you all you need to know about him. @EdFolsomlaw @Brendy438 @infocyde @viptandon https://t.co/3VSizjcpjo
— Matthew Nichols (@TheMaineOUIMan) September 14, 2018
McRaven resigned from Pentagon board days after blistering op-ed on Trump – CNNPolitics https://t.co/9IkroldTm3 Well if this pinhead thanks Brandon was a fine upstanding citizen then that tells you what kind a clown he was good riddance I say
— Jack Benimble (@JackBen43838534) September 14, 2018
Word is McRaven was a candyass anyway. Good riddance. Not all service men and women are good people.
— Mark W. Thompson (@MarkWThompson2) September 13, 2018
Liberals, of course, feel differently. They have pointed to McRaven’s past to suggest the Trump administration just lost a “true patriot.”
McRaven reportedly served as the head of U.S. Special Operations Command when the Obama administration found and killed Sept. 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden in 2011.
That’s nice and all, but you know who’s not as much of a fan of Brennan as McRaven? The guy who actually killed bin Laden, former Navy SEAL Rob O’Neill:
John Brennan was the point person for the Obama White House on the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. He knows a lot more about defending our nation than someone who uses security clearances to punish his political adversaries.
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) August 15, 2018
— Robert J. O’Neill (@mchooyah) August 15, 2018
Just saying …
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