James Mattis just accused Trump of making a 'mockery of our Constitution' in brutal speech
The former Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, who served under President Trump, just came out with a brutal assessment of Trump's actions over the last week.
“I have watched this week’s unfolding events, angry and appalled,” Mattis writes. “The words ‘Equal Justice Under Law’ are carved in the pediment of the United States Supreme Court. This is precisely what protesters are rightly demanding. It is a wholesome and unifying demand—one that all of us should be able to get behind. We must not be distracted by a small number of lawbreakers. The protests are defined by tens of thousands of people of conscience who are insisting that we live up to our values—our values as people and our values as a nation.” He goes on, “We must reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution.”
That's not all he had to say. His words got more heated.
“Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us,” Mattis writes. “We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership. We can unite without him, drawing on the strengths inherent in our civil society. This will not be easy, as the past few days have shown, but we owe it to our fellow citizens; to past generations that bled to defend our promise; and to our children.”
Mattis has previously been hesitant to speak out before, saying that a former top general shouldn't be gossiping on his former boss. That sentiment no longer appears to hold any merit in his mind given the gravity of today's politics.
You can read his full statement at The Atlantic.