On Saturday’s “CNN Newsroom,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson and USS Theodore Roosevelt Commanding Officer Captain Brett Crozier are examples of people the Trump administration fired for speaking the truth.
… And by politicizing it, dismantling it, not wanting to hear the truth, that’s — since World War II, we have built up this fine, fine agency.
When you speak truth to power in this country, Fredricka, when you speak truth to power, you should be a hero.
But in this administration, when you speak truth to power, all too often, you get fired.
Ask the captain of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, ask Col. Vindman, ask other people.”
“There's all too familiar a pattern in this administration,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says about President Trump firing the intelligence community watchdog who told Congress about the whistleblower complaint that led to impeachment. https://t.co/O8dasC0BKW pic.twitter.com/W5Nvp8PEJH— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) April 4, 2020