CNN’s Carol Costello echoed liberals who worry President-elect Donald Trump is over-militarizing his Cabinet picks.
COSTELLO: Democrats, they’re worried that Mr. Trump has picked so many generals. You know, he’s picked a general to serve as secretary of defense, national security adviser, Department of Homeland Security and maybe even secretary of state. Does that concern you?
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JANET NAPOLITANO: Not necessarily, and I think the putative nominee for Department of Homeland Security, General [John] Kelly — I think you need somebody that can do multiple things at the same time. What you want is a leader who can organize, prioritize and multitask.
COSTELLO: Some, though, say a militarized view of America got us into, you know, the Iraq War, it created problems at Abu Ghraib, it created the mess that is now Guantanamo Bay. So, do they have a point?
Elsewhere on CNN, Trump’s nominees are frowned upon with harsh terminology.
REPORTER: President-elect Donald Trump naming two more hardliners to his Cabinet. Trump also tapping another general to his Cabinet. Retired Gen. John Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security, raising questions about the militarization of his administration.