Today’s quote comes to us from Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post.
Mr. Robinson is a long-time columnist and, more recently, Associate Editor of The Post. In 2009, he won the Pulitzer Prize. Very impressive credentials, to say the least.
But Robinson – and, sad to say, he’s not alone in this regard – has become so partisan since the 2016 election that his commitment to taking down President Trump seems to have overtaken him.
The latest example? His reaction to President Trump’s removal of security clearance from former CIA head/now private citizen John Brennan:
“This is just a blatant abuse of power. I mean, I don’t know what else you can call it. And really should be one of the eventual articles of impeachment.”
Let’s forget what we think about John Brennan (which, in my case isn’t very much). The overriding issue here is a very simple one:
The President of the United States has full authority to remove security clearance from any individual at any time. Period.
That is not my opinion, that is a fact. Try and find even one instance of a President being prevented in any way from removing security clearance from anyone or any Supreme Court ruling suggesting it could ever happen. Let me know when you do…and realize that it will require a trip into the future, because there isn’t any example so far.
But, to a “journalist” as compromised by Trump Derangement Syndrome as Mr. Robinson is, it is not only an abuse of power, it is impeachable.
I therefore award Eugene Robinson Quote Of The Day “honors” for demonstrating just how far into looney-tunes territory that syndrome can take someone.
I’ll end with a note to Mr. Robinson which I hope he will take to heart:
Dear Sir: when you find yourself at roughly the level of Maxine Waters…maybe even a little below the Waters level…it’s probably time to reassess your point of view.