Connecticut Reaction Mixed On Bolton Ouster | Connecticut Public Radio

Connecticut Reaction Mixed On Bolton Ouster

Sep 10, 2019

The news that President Donald Trump had again shaken up his cabinet via social media Tuesday caused consternation for members of Connecticut's delegation. This time it was national security adviser John Bolton whose future hung on the president's Twitter feed.

“I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,” Trump tweeted. “I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service.”

And that brought some swift reaction.

“We’re now headed for our fourth national security advisor in less than three years," said Sen. Chris Murphy in a statement. "This revolving door of American leadership is devastating to our nation’s security as our allies now turn to more stable nations – like China and Russia – as our foreign policy infrastructure falls apart."

And that sentiment came despite the fact that Murphy had never been a fan of the controversial national security adviser.

“John Bolton was the wrong choice and the silver lining to this instability is that there will be fewer people whispering war chants in the president’s ear," Murphy's statement went on. "But no one of any quality is going to take a job in the nation’s national security cabinet so long as everyone’s head is permanently hovering slightly above the chopping block.”

Sen. Richard Blumenthal also took to Twitter to give his reaction.

"Another day, another senior advisor fired by Tweet," tweeted Sen. Richard Blumenthal. "I fear for the strength of our alliances, the security of our nation and and instability caused by this president and his administration."