Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Security Clearances, Sexual Assaults at Military Bases, & Bullock

No matter how big your house is, how recent your car is, or how big your bank account is. Our graves will always be the same size. Stay humble. – Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • Security Clearances
  • Sexual Assault at Military Bases
  • Bullock Heading to New Hampshire

Security Clearances:

I was surprised when during the White House press briefing Monday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked, “Will the President consider Senator Paul’s suggestion and call for the removal of former Director Brennan’s security clearance?”

Her answer was kind of shocking:

Not only is the President looking to take away Brennan’s security clearance, he’s also looking into the clearances of Comey, Clapper, Hayden, Rice, and McCabe. The President is exploring the mechanisms to remove security clearance because they’ve politicized and, in some cases, monetized their public service and security clearances.

What’s next – putting them in jail for speaking out about Trump’s policies?

By the way, a couple of those people listed by Sanders don’t have security clearances.

I once had a security clearance. If it were still current, Trump could take it and put it where the sun does not shine. #FreedomofSpeech

Sexual Assault at Military Bases:

I applaud U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) for demanding that the Pentagon release a report that rates the risk of sexual assault at military bases around the world. (USA Today)

Most military bases are run like a little kingdom with very little information released to the public about what is happening inside the fences – especially when the information is detrimental to the military.

We know there are sexual assaults in the military – we should be able to find out which bases have the most assaults.

Bullock Heading to New Hampshire:

WMUR-TV out of Manchester, New Hampshire, is reporting that Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is coming to New Hampshire next month:

A source told News 9 that Bullock will spend Aug. 24 and 25 in the Granite State to support local Democrats up and down the ballot.

Hey Montanans – we have our State Auditor (Matt Rosendale) who is running for U.S. Senate fundraising in Washington, D.C., and we have our Governor visiting Iowa and New Hampshire dipping his toe in the Presidential waters.

If you find one trip troubling and not the other, then you are too partisan.

The one cold hard fact to come out of these trips is that neither Bullock nor Rosendale have much of a chance of winning.