The lack of insight in this Administration is astounding. Really. No shit.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks in Berlin: "We must also recognize that freedom's never guaranteed… It doesn't just happen. Today, authoritarianism is just a stone's throw away." pic.twitter.com/Bvtjd8uPq1
— The Hill (@thehill) November 8, 2019
POMPEO: “As we celebrate, as we take this victory lap, we must also recognize that freedom’s never guaranteed. We spoke to this, it doesn’t just happen. Today authoritarianism is just a stone’s throw away. It’s rising, and if we’re honest, it never really went away completely.”
To quote from yesterday’s Washington Post story on the upcoming book A Warning by an anonymous Trump insider:
As he ranted about federal courts ruling against some of his policies, including the 2017 travel ban, the author writes, Trump once asked White House lawyers to draft a bill to send to Congress reducing the number of federal judges.
“Can we just get rid of the judges? Let’s get rid of the [expletive] judges,” the president said, according to the book. “There shouldn’t be any at all, really.”
A stone’s throw? Yeah, it really IS that close. And while you’re at it, make sure it’s a really heavy stone.
Let’s be honest, you might want to drop it on your boss’s foot, Mike.