All eyes on Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana: He’s a Republican who’s not totally defending White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
In a spot with CNN’s John Berman Thursday morning, Kennedy denounced Rob Porter‘s alleged domestic abuse and said it was unconscionable.
“If you want to serve the public, particularly as a member of a president’s staff, I don’t care who you are, even if you’re a Rhodes Scholar,” Kennedy said. “You can’t beat the hell out of your spouse. It’s wrong.”
(But otherwise okay if you’re not serving the public? Maybe some clarification needed there, Senator.)
“If it happened, then Mr. Porter did the right thing [by resigning],” he added.
Berman pointed out that Kelly still thinks Porter is a man of honor and integrity, and Kennedy extended the same compliment back to Kelly at the same time that he condemned his choice.
“I think he’s a good man and sometimes good people make bad decisions,” he said. “Doesn’t mean they’re bad people. Means they’re human.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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