At least 27 Republicans have sought professional advice over concerns that working for President Trump’s administration could damage their reputation, according to The Washington Post.
Indeed, the Post’s focus is on whether top-level Republican nervousness at jumping into Operation Tire Fire and rolling around a bit is, perhaps, hurting Team Trump’s efforts to staff up their still-skeletal administration.
Republicans say they are turning down job offers to work for a chief executive whose volatile temperament makes them nervous. They are asking head-hunters if their reputations could suffer permanent damage, according to 27 people The Washington Post interviewed to assess what is becoming a debilitating factor in recruiting political appointees.
Among the top concerns: that Trump will throw them under the proverbial bus as quickly as he has everyone from Sessions to Rosenstein; that they will immediately have to lawyer up; that the administration’s leadership is “equally incoherent and
.” In other words, the Post had no trouble at all in finding top-level Republicans, past or present, who had a clear view of just how toxic the Trump administration has already become, and are willing to forgo high-profile government posts that they would otherwise covet because they fear working with Trump would tarnish their reputations “permanently.”
Which is very interesting news, because you know who’s not concerned that helping to enable Trump’s “incoherent and unclear” actions will permanently damage their reputations as competent—or at least, non-crooked—leaders? Every. Single. Serving. Republican. Lawmaker.