Jason Miller is about as conservative as it comes and his support for President Donald Trump has been unshakable. But when it comes to the president’s support for former staffers who’ve been accused of domestic violence, Miller turned.
Host Anderson Cooper noted that it has been six days since Rob Porter resigned and the White House has bungled navigating the situation.
“You’re right that the messaging from the White House isn’t good on this,” Miller said about the president’s response to domestic violence.
“There’s an important point that we’re missing, that we’ve not heard brought up over the last few days, that domestic violence is a crime. If the allegations against Mr. Porter are accurate, and I have no reason to believe they’re not accurate, Ms. Holderness and Ms. Willoughby, were very credible, especially Ms. Willoughby, who you had on your show last week, both had compelling stories,” Miller continued. “That means that Rob Porter was working as chief of staff to a very powerful U.S. Senator, being someone who has committed crimes. Then, he’s someone who somehow entered the transition as someone who committed these crimes. And somebody, then, brought him into the White House, as someone who committed the crimes.”
What Miller said he wanted to know is who brought Porter on despite the crimes committed.
“Who brought them into the transition?” Miller asked. “And quite frankly, I think Sen. [Orrin] Hatch (R-UT) should be trying to figure out who the heck brought him in? This is problematic. I also don’t think it’s good that Rob Porter resigned. I think, when you have such overwhelming evidence like this, someone like that should have been fired.”
Watch the full discussion with Miller and Kirsten Powers below: