The left looks at the intel the White House had on Rob Porter and asks why he was still there

Feb 09, 2018
  • By Debbie Lord for The Atlanta Journal Constitution
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
In this Nov. 29, 2017 file photo, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, left, walks with White House staff secretary Rob Porter to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

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:

1. Explain the Rob Porter story. Any of it.

The Washington Post: Which man’s integrity are we talking about here – Rob Porter’s or Gen. John Kelly’s?

2. Rob Porter's Ouster Roils the White House

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?  

3. Why men like John Kelly do nothing when abuse allegations surface

From CNN: It’s easier to think someone “like us” isn’t abusing his wife.