ELDER PATRIOT – Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has been at the center of a political firestorm because he recommended the firing of James Comey in a memo to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
President Trump cited Rosenstein’s memo as one reason he fired the suspect F.B.I. director.
Rosenstein, a lifelong Democrat who is well respected for his integrity by members of both parties, has been under fire from the Left ever since.
On Monday night Rosenstein had this to say about Washington’s toxic political atmosphere that he is fighting against:
“Many people have offered me unsolicited advice over the past few days about what I should do to promote my personal reputation.”
“I took an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. There is nothing in that oath about my reputation. If you ask me, one of the main problems in Washington, D.C., is everybody is so busy running around trying to protect their reputation instead of protecting the republic, which is what they’re supposed to be doing.”
Now isn’t that refreshing? Maybe Trump hit a homerun when he reached across the aisle to appoint Rosenstein to be second in command at Justice.
Hopefully Rosenstein’s comments signal the beginning of the end of the Democrats’ strategy of last resort, the politics of personal destruction.
Rosenstein left his audience with this pearl of wisdom: “ The daily newspapers and endless talk shows are not the verdict of history.” This is something that survivors of the Third Reich or the U.S.S.R. understand all too well.