House Armed Services Committee Chair: ‘I’ve got concerns’ about Trump
The Republican chair of the House Armed Services Committee is not comfortable with Donald Trump as a potential commander-in-chief.
Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), who has previously expressed wariness of Trump’s bid, would not specifically answer whether he had confidence in the businessman’s abilities to be commander in chief during an MSNBC interview Wednesday afternoon. The exchange was reminiscent of one earlier in the day on the same network, no less, with Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.). (The forum is airing live on NBC and will be simulcast on MSNBC.)
Asked whether he had confidence in his party’s nominee, Thornberry instead responded that both Trump and Clinton have prompted concerns from ” a number of national security folks,” adding, “that’s part of the reason that tonight is important, and the next two months is important as we listen to what they would do as far as our position in the world and especially with regard to the United States military.”
The most important question, Thornberry continued, is “what would you do specifically to strengthen the U.S. military, which is the most important force for good in the world.”