BANGOR – President Donald Trump’s firing of National Security Advisor John Bolton on Tuesday is a good thing and a not-so-good thing.
That’s what Maine’s junior Sen. Angus King had to say during a telephone interview Thursday.
Bolton was the Trump administration’s third national security advisor since January 2017.
“It’s not good. For stability of policy, predictability is important. It’s probably better that John Bolton’s not there because he was the guy who was pushing for confrontation and regime change and, frankly, war with Iran,” King said.
Although several names of experienced diplomats have been floated, the president has yet to make a decision on who he wants to replace Bolton.