Krauthammer on Sally Yates: ‘The new star for liberal America’

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Tuesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that acting Attorney General Sally Yates’ decision not to defend President Trump’s executive order on immigration was entirely wrong – and wholly motivated by politics.

“She will now have her 15 minutes as the new star for liberal America,” Krauthammer said. “It's just a way to play to the base. Ask anyone who is defending her and saying how principled were Sally Yates' actions. Ask her what was illegal about the executive order. I've heard a lot of constitutional lawyers… who vehemently oppose the Trump policy, but say she was absolutely wrong in what she did. She has no leg to stand on.”

Krauthammer went on to say that the president was justified in his decision to fire Yates, adding that she could have resigned if she believed the executive order was unconstitutional or unlawful; rather, he said, she chose to satisfy the anger of the Democratic electorate.

“[Democrats, including Yates] feel they have to show zeal. They have… no chance of overturning the order, so they have to pretend. It's kabuki,” he concluded.