(FreedomJournal.com) – President Donald Trump has announced his pick for Director of National Intelligence, opting to renominate Rep. John Ratcliffe of Texas. The president made the announcement on Twitter, descriving Ratcliffe as an “outstanding man of great talent.”
The decision comes after President Trump announced that the U.S. Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, would serve as acting Director of National Intelligence. Grenell became the first openly gay member of a cabinet, and his appointment was widely criticized by Democrats for…well, nobody really quite understands why. Probably because gay people aren’t meant to be Republican!
“I am pleased to announce the nomination of @RepRatcliffe (Congressman John Ratcliffe) to be Director of National Intelligence (DNI). Would have completed process earlier, but John wanted to wait until after IG report was finished,” the president wrote.
I am pleased to announce the nomination of @RepRatcliffe (Congressman John Ratcliffe) to be Director of National Intelligence (DNI). Would have completed process earlier, but John wanted to wait until after IG Report was finished. John is an outstanding man of great talent!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 28, 2020
Ratcliffe’s nomination has proven to be popular already, with a wealth of Republicans taking to social media the endorse the decision and congratulate Ratcliffe. Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York congratulated his “good friend” and “talented colleague,” explaining that he is a “serious, motivated, & prepared” pick.
Congratulations to my good friend and massively talented colleague @RepRatcliffe on his nomination to be the next Director of National Intelligence. He’s a top notch pick who is serious, motivated & prepared to do an exceptional job on Day 1!
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) February 28, 2020
The decision to nominate Ratcliffe was made some time ago, but the Texas politician withdrew his nomination following reports that he had exaggerated his past experience and credentials. Democrats naturally accused him of not being qualified, but Republicans saw through the lies and media smears.
President Trump brought back an old Sarah Palin line, stating that he had been “treated very unfairly by the LameStream Media.”