Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) couldn’t even take a stand against Trump on the issue of domestic violence at his weekly press conference. Video: Coward #PaulRyan won't even criticize Trump for not condemning domestic violence. This is what Trump enablement looks like in action. #RobPorter pic.twitter.com/Hy4qL5Oogv — Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) February 14, […] The post Coward Paul Ryan Refuses To Criticize Trump For Hiring Wife Beater Rob Porter appeared first on Politicus USA.
Rob Porter was so exemplary, he was up for a promotion. That news came just after FBI Director Christopher Wray confirmed Tuesday during testimony that the White House knew for months about the former staff secretary’s history of domestic violence. Nonetheless, he was in “serious discussions” to take on bigger roles in Donald Trump’s West Wing, writes CNN: Porter had been actively lobbying to take on new policy portfolios outside the traditional scope of the staff secretary, one person familiar with the matter said, which included speechwriting duties and a role in planning policy rollouts. Neither of those tasks is traditionally carried out by the staff secretary. One of the areas Porter was set to delve further into was trade policy, according to the person. Porter was a regular atten