As the news hit social media, many Republican pundits and politicians took to Twitter to say what was really on their minds.
Spoiler alert: It’s not pretty.
Just read Gen. Mattis resignation letter. It makes it abundantly clear that we are headed towards a series of grave policy errors which will endanger our nation,damage our alliances & empower our adversaries. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/ztc0Yihccn
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) December 20, 2018
Donald Trump just lost the most significant, stabilizing, and competent member of his entire administration.
I’m legitimately frightened for the country.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) December 20, 2018
Mattis has been the adult in the room when it comes to national security policy and I find his impending departure alarming. For the last two years he has been a buffer between the chaos of the White House and our military.
— Rep. Mike Coffman (@RepMikeCoffman) December 20, 2018
This is a sad day. General Mattis was giving advice POTUS needs to hear. Mattis rightly believes that Russia & China are adversaries, and that we are at war with jihadists across the globe who plot to kill Americans. Isolationism is a weak strategy that will harm Americans…
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) December 20, 2018