Michael Gerson, who served as a deputy assistant and director of speechwriting under President George W. Bush, wrote an op-ed Friday morning, saying that it’s time for the GOP to “panic” about President Trump’s fitness for office.
“It is no longer possible to safely ignore the leaked cries for help coming from within the administration,” Gerson writes. “They reveal a president raging against enemies, obsessed by slights, deeply uninformed and incurious, unable to focus, and subject to destructive whims.”
The Hill added:
The president’s feud with Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) has made headlines this month, as have reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Trump a “moron,” that chief of staff John Kelly is frustrated to the point of wanting to leave his post and that Trump “hates everyone in the White House.”
In the op-ed, Gerson blasted the GOP, accusing Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) of “bland complacency,” while warning that it is time for congressional Republicans to follow Sen. Corker’s lead in publicly voicing their deep concerns.
“The time for whispered criticisms and quiet snickering is over,” Gerson writes. “The time for panic and decision is upon us.”