CNN Contributor Goes Off on White House For Letting Rob Porter Date Hope Hicks: ‘They Protect Abusers!’

Following a tense White House press briefing in which deputy press secretary Raj Shah was peppered with questions about now-former White House staff secretary Rob Porter and the allegations that he physically abused two ex-wives, CNN political commentator Amanda Carpenter absolutely tore into the White House for allowing Porter to work there.

Asked by anchor Jake Tapper if the administration could have handled this situation any worse, Carpenter took that opportunity to highlight how this issue represents what this White House truly is.

“The bottom line of this is that they protected an abuser!” she exclaimed. “Guess what is the job qualification to work in the White House? To protect someone who talked favorably about sexual assault on the Access Hollywood’ tapes, that’s the job qualification in the White House. There’s a pattern of behavior.”

Noting that the campaign kept Corey Lewandowski on after he was accused of physically manhandling then-Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields, Carpenter then assailed those in the administration that knew about Porter’s history yet allowed White House communications director Hope Hicks to date him.

“I don’t know how the people in the White House let this man date Hope Hicks — let alone get in a car with him,” she said incredulously. “Knowing this was in his file. They protect abusers! There’s no way of getting around it.”

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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