A.B. Stoddard, RealClearPolitics
The White House created, then exacerbated, a debacle by retaining staff secretary Rob Porter, protecting him, and lying about him. Save for a few lone voices, Republicans think it’s no big deal. How else to explain that not even a handful of GOP lawmakers have spoken out against the fact that the White House employed an alleged wife beater, hasn’t told the nation the truth about just how and why he stayed on staff so long, and the president himself won’t disavow physical abuse in his own words?