Conservatives panicked on Thursday as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned from President Donald Trump's administration.
Leading conservative pundits and politicians were alarmed by the implications of the resignation.
Here are some of the thoughts of leading conservatives and Republican elected officials:
Ok time to panic https://t.co/D8a8pX50iU— David Frum (@David Frum) 1545344540.0
Mattis has been the adult in the room when it comes to national security policy and I find his impending departure… https://t.co/nFgdezd2Km— Mike Coffman (@Mike Coffman) 1545348927.0
Never been more alarmed for the nation since coming to D.C. over three decades ago. https://t.co/gmzADF5z9r— Bill Kristol (@Bill Kristol) 1545345083.0
I swear, I take a break for AN HOUR and Mattis steps down. It’s like leaving my 2-year-old son in the kitchen with the knife drawer open.— Ben Shapiro (@Ben Shapiro) 1545346204.0
Mattis is a huge loss.— Dana Loesch (@Dana Loesch) 1545347842.0
Today was my last day of broadcasting until Jan. 2nd due to annual Christmas break. Mattis’s resignation making me reconsider.— Dana Loesch (@Dana Loesch) 1545348183.0
No pro forma “it has been a privilege to have worked with you to [something],“ or formulaic “I am proud that we wer… https://t.co/FA1rXikflf— George Conway (@George Conway) 1545347580.0
That’s what happens when you ignore sound military advice. https://t.co/SqtX3zYp4j— Adam Kinzinger (@Adam Kinzinger) 1545345007.0
I hope we who have supported this administrations initiatives over the last two years can persuade the President to… https://t.co/VDPduTj91x— Marco Rubio (@Marco Rubio) 1545348433.0
Donald Trump just lost the most significant, stabilizing, and competent member of his entire administration. I'm… https://t.co/FFm9wDzRQ1— Rick Wilson (@Rick Wilson) 1545344772.0
This is a sad day. General Mattis was giving advice POTUS needs to hear. Mattis rightly believes that Russia & Chin… https://t.co/zuwN17jwXK— Ben Sasse (@Ben Sasse) 1545347385.0
GOP primary challenge to Trump became a lot more plausible today. https://t.co/E3ZONrksSb— Charlie Sykes (@Charlie Sykes) 1545347395.0