MURPHY STATEMENT ON JOHN BOLTON’S DEPARTURE AS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Tuesday released the following statement on the announcement of President Trump’s decision to fire National Security Advisor John Bolton: 

“We’re now headed for our fourth national security advisor in less than three years. This revolving door of American leadership is devastating to our nation’s security as our allies now turn to more stable nations – like China and Russia – as our foreign policy infrastructure falls apart,” said Murphy. “John Bolton was the wrong choice and the silver lining to this instability is that there will be fewer people whispering war chants in the president’s ear. But no one of any quality is going to take a job in the nation’s national security cabinet so long as everyone’s head is permanently hovering slightly above the chopping block.” 

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