Top Tea Party group weighs in on Trump’s pick for Chief of Staff.
Mr. Trump became President-elect Trump just four days ago, but his first hire could be the most determinative.
Reported say President-elect Trump has narrowed his choices to his campaign Chairman Steve Bannon, former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and RNC Chair Reince Priebus.
But major conservative groups are already weighing in against Priebus, calling him a Washington insider.
Jenny Beth Martin, in a statement to CNN’s Dana Bash, made her views on Priebus very clear.
“No Washington insider, regardless of who it is, should serve as President Trump’s chief of staff. Appointing Reince Priebus (or any other DC establishment insider) would make it more difficult, not less, for President Trump to achieve the change the people voted for. It’s time to drain the swamp — not promote insiders beholden to the Washington establishment who helped create it.
CNN favors Priebus for the role of White House Chief of Staff, making their case with the “Reince knows his way around the backrooms of D.C.” argument.
Trump’s choice for chief of staff is coming down to two men who have closely advised him, but whose backgrounds and political styles could not be more different: Priebus and Steve Bannon, the Trump campaign CEO and executive chairman of Breitbart News.Priebus would be a reassuring presence to establishment Republicans still uncertain about what a Trump White House will look like.He would also bring decades of political experience and understanding of the wheels of power — as a Washington insider.
CNN did not cover Bannon’s biography or advantages.