Mattis is leaving as Defense Secretary and senior Trump restraint
because the General knows that the Trump whom Ryan helped legitimize and inflate is too irrational to control. For his weakness and failure, Ryan should have apologized to Mattis and the American people, but instead, the hypocrite and phony from Janesville offered empty cliches on Twitter.
The House is indebted to Secretary Mattis for his service. With our country’s defense in his hands, we have become a safer America at home, and a more commanding force abroad. His patriotism and grit are matched only by his humility and graciousness.