|RT | Mar 23, 2018|
On Thursday afternoon Donald Trump decided to sack Gen. HR McMaster from his national security adviser post, replacing him with John Bolton. The former US envoy to the United Nations will assume office on April 9 – just days after Mike Pompeo is set to replace Rex Tillerson as the new secretary of state.
The newly formed doublet has caused shockwaves among the Democrats, who have alleged that Trump seems to be preparing for war. Democratic Senator from Massachusetts Ed Markey warned that Trump is creating a “war cabinet,” warning of “grave danger” following Bolton's appointment.
John Bolton supports proactively bombing Iran and conducting a first strike on North Korea without provocation. Appointing him to be Nat Sec Advisor is a grave danger to the American people and a clear message from @realDonaldTrump that he is gearing up for military conflict.— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) March 22, 2018
“John Bolton supports proactively bombing Iran & striking North Korea with nuclear weapons first without provocation. Appointing him to be Nat Sec Advisor is a grave danger to the American people & a clear message from @realDonaldTrump that he is gearing up for military conflict,” Senator Markey added.
John Bolton:— Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) March 22, 2018
Wanted war w Cuba, arguing wrongly that Cuba had WMD
Wanted war w Iraq, arguing – wrong again – that Iraq had WMD
Believes – wrongly – that Islamic law is taking over America
If you're always wrong on security, you're the wrong person to be National Security Advisor
This is dangerous news for the country and the world. John Bolton was easily one of the most extreme, pro-war members of the Bush Administration.— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) March 22, 2018
Imagine what havoc he could wreak whispering in Donald Trump’s ear...I hear the drumbeats of war. https://t.co/A6ZIyORAM7
The President is surrounding himself with combative lawyers. He’s replacing Tillerson and McMaster with Pompeo and Bolton.— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) March 22, 2018
It’s almost like the President is preparing to go to war in the legal and foreign relations sense...
This is one of the most dangerous developments I’ve seen in our foreign and nat’l security policy. Period. #Bolton#McMaster . https://t.co/aEl5aRn9fA— Steve Israel (@RepSteveIsrael) March 22, 2018
John Bolton was part of the effort to mislead the US into the disastrous Iraq war and has supported military action against North Korea and Iran. He was too extreme to be confirmed as UN ambassador in 2005 and is absolutely the wrong person to be national security advisor now.— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) March 22, 2018
“John Bolton was part of the effort to mislead the US into the disastrous Iraq war and has supported military action against North Korea and Iran. He was too extreme to be confirmed as UN ambassador in 2005 and is absolutely the wrong person to be national security advisor now,” Sanders tweeted.
“John Bolton is a dangerous radical. President Trump’s decision to make Bolton his National Security Advisor is deeply disturbing,” Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) said in a written statement. “John Bolton has spent his entire career pushing fringe conspiracy theories, espousing radical ideas about multilateralism, and undermining key alliances across the world.”