Hours after President Donald Trump demanded the resignation of his National Security Advisor John Bolton, Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar spoke out to say “good riddance.”
“John Bolton has been one of the leading proponents of making the world a more dangerous place,” Omar tweeted on Tuesday, according to Fox News. “Good riddance.”
John Bolton has been one of the leading proponents of making the world a more dangerous place.
Good riddance. https://t.co/drUKYRxCwW
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) September 10, 2019
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Bolton was known for being hawkish when it came to foreign policy, and he was the the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations during former George W. Bush’s incursion into Iraq. Even top Republicans like Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky often criticized Bolton for wanting an aggressive foreign policy that resulted in long overseas wars.
This comes after President Trump informed the world of Bolton’s departure, saying that he “disagreed strongly” with him on many different things.
“I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore, I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning,” Trump tweeted. “I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week.”
….I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2019
Bolton, however, seemed to question Trump’s version of events by claiming that he was the one who offered to resign.
“I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, ‘Let’s talk about it tomorrow,'” Bolton said.
I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, “Let’s talk about it tomorrow.”
— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) September 10, 2019
Others were not so happy about Bolton’s departure, however. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., released a statement praising him after his departure was announced.
“I have known John Bolton for many years and very much appreciate his service to our country in a variety of positions. John understands the world for what it is and the dangers that threaten America’s national security interests,” Graham said. “As National Security Advisor to President Trump, I found him to be accessible and always pursuing an agenda that not only helps the President but makes America safe.”