Accounts of abuse at the hands of Rob Porter were known to Chief of Staff John Kelly. Why didn’t he do something about it? A roundup of editorials Friday takes a look at the issue.
Opinions from the left:
The Washington Post: Which man’s integrity are we talking about here – Rob Porter’s or Gen. John Kelly’s?
The White House only took the Rob Porter situation seriously once photographs emerged. Two women’s stories and a restraining order weren’t enough?— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) February 8, 2018
From Vanity Fair: Is Kelly so tone deaf he can’t react to the claims (with photos) of Porter’s ex-wives that he is an abuser?
The current husband of one of Rob Porter's ex-wives emailed the FBI last January expressing concern that a close friend of the former White House aide was "actively working to quell" background check issues https://t.co/vLeQn1yqID pic.twitter.com/YZvy7xudji— CNN (@CNN) February 9, 2018
From CNN: It’s easier to think someone “like us” isn’t abusing his wife.