YOU FIRST, KIT…. It must be a day that ends in “y” — a clownish far-right lawmaker is calling for another administration official to resign.
Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) called on Deputy National Security Advisor John Brennan’s resignation on Tuesday.
Bond said Brennan, with whom he’s tangled publicly over the Obama administration’s handling of the attempted bombing of a flight on Christmas, to resign.
Brennan “needs to go,” Bond said in an interview with National Review Online, a stance that was confirmed later by a spokeswoman.
I can appreciate why Bond is annoyed. The Republican senator has been blatantly lying about most aspects of national security policy quite a bit lately, and Brennan has had the audacity to explain reality to the public. Imagine that.
But when Republicans wonder why it’s impossible to take them seriously on matters of public policy, they should remember that the ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee has called on the president’s senior counterterrorism adviser to resign for having committed the awful crime of being correct.
There have to be some grown-up Republicans hiding somewhere, feeling embarrassed by what’s become of their colleagues. Do they dare stand up, act like statesmen, and tell fools like Bond to enjoy a little quiet time?