‘Trump fires people for telling the truth’: President blasted for ‘dead of night decision’ to fire intel watchdog
President Donald Trump was harshly criticized on Friday for firing intelligence community Inspector General Michael Atkinson.
House Intel Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Senate Intel Ranking Member Mark Warner (D-VA) were among the lawmakers who took to Twitter to criticize Trump on his favorite social media platform.
Here's some of what people were saying about Trump's decision:
Trump’s dead of night decision to fire ICIG Michael Atkinson is another blatant attempt to gut the independence of… https://t.co/d4C9uPGtgB— Adam Schiff (@Adam Schiff)1585967942.0
The work of the intelligence community has never been about loyalty to a single individual -- it’s about keeping us… https://t.co/MqWfStLX6D— Mark Warner (@Mark Warner)1585969091.0
Donald Trump tramples the Constitution again. This time, late on a Friday night under the cover of global crisis.… https://t.co/gaCDzauhX6— Rep. Gerry Connolly (@Rep. Gerry Connolly)1585968951.0
How many civil servants will be victimized by this President before Republicans wake the hell up?— David Cicilline (@David Cicilline)1585968732.0
Captain Crozier and Inspector General Atkinson. Decent patriotic men of service doing their jobs with honor. And of… https://t.co/zQyemQGMs1— Jim Himes (@Jim Himes)1585968737.0
Whether it’s LTC Vindman, Captain Crozier, or Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson: President… https://t.co/83PpThybVv— Chuck Schumer (@Chuck Schumer)1585967829.0
Michael Atkinson is a man of integrity who has served our nation for almost two decades. Being fired for having the… https://t.co/R8erQ2bavb— Chuck Schumer (@Chuck Schumer)1585967930.0
America, time to fire @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/oeAW9BkK7O— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell)1585969067.0