On Tuesday President Trump announced he is replacing Rex Tillerson as secretary of state with current CIA Director Mike Pompeo. And wouldn’t you know, suddenly Nancy Pelosi changes her mind on Rex Tillerson. The House Minority Leader has released a statement condemning Trump’s decision.
Pelosi said this is proof that Trump decisions are based on the “whims” of Vladimir Putin in a statement she released.
“Secretary Tillerson’s firing sets a profoundly disturbing precedent in which standing up for our allies against Russian aggression is grounds for a humiliating dismissal. President Trump’s actions show that every official in his administration is at the mercy of his personal whims and his worship of Putin,” she said.
“It is no wonder that the president has trouble attracting high-caliber people to his administration when he undercuts and humiliates those he supposedly respects,” she added.
It wasn’t too long ago, however, that Pelosi viewed Tillerson serving as secretary of state differently.
Pelosi said the nomination of Tillerson proves Trump is filling his cabinet with friends of Putin.
“Choosing an oil executive friendly with Vladimir Putin as secretary of state sends a disturbing signal about President-elect Trump’s priorities,” Pelosi said in 2016. “Rex Tillerson’s cozy relationship with the Kremlin is especially alarming in light of his attitude toward sanctions over Russia’s aggressive behavior in Europe, while at the same time the president-elect continues to side with Russia over the judgment of the U.S. intelligence community.”
Isn’t it funny? She will say whatever it takes to oppose President Trump. It’s like she has no recollection of anything she has said in the past.