Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Flynn Flap Brings Out Long GOP Knives for Trump
After former National Security Adviser Gen. Michael T. Flynn resigned from his post Monday evening, it didn’t take long for a few relentless Republican critics of President Donald Trump use the incident to undermine the administration.
Flynn announced his resignation after leaked details indicated he misled Vice President Mike Pence after he pressed Flynn concerning a call with a Russian official before Trump’s inauguration. At the time, Flynn told Pence that he had not discussed the topic of U.S. sanctions with the Russian ambassador. Flynn’s resignation was all it took for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) to run to the microphones to critique Trump.
“If somebody in the administration is subject to being blackmailed, I think that’s something I’d like to know about,” Graham told CNN’s Kate Bolduan Tuesday. “I think if the shoe were on the other foot we’d want to know the answers to these questions. Did Gen. Flynn act alone?”