Washington Post Writer Calls For Barring Generals From Ever Serving In White House


Congress should block generals from ever serving in a civilian capacity in the White House, The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin argued in an op-ed Sunday.

For Rubin, instead of providing a mitigating force to rein in President Donald Trump’s more “authoritarian impulses,” White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general, has accelerated them.

In the op-ed, Rubin complained that during the recent White House press conference, Kelly only let reporters with some connection to a Gold Star family ask questions. Moreover, Rubin stated that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ further admonishment not to criticize Kelly “took on the creepy aura of a military junta.”

As such, Rubin believes Kelly should be replaced because he’s willing to defend Trump’s actions and also because the White House has not become more more disciplined or effective since he stepped on the scene.

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