John Kelly recently made headlines for defending his co-worker Rob Porter against domestic abuse allegations. Kelly said that Porter has integrity and a right to defend their reputation. According to Kathy Griffin, his proves that John Kelly must be beating his wife.
“Rob Porter is a man of true integrity and honor and I can’t say enough good things about him. He is a friend, a confidante and a trusted professional. I am proud to serve alongside him,” said Kelly in a statement.
“There is no place for domestic violence in our society. I stand by my previous comments of the Rob Porter that I have come to know since becoming Chief of Staff, and believe every individual deserves the right to defend their reputation,” he said.
This caused Kathy Griffin to tweet “somebody might want to check how much under eye concealer make up John Kelly‘s wife wears. She will defend him to the death. Do not blame her.”
CNN’s Chris Cuomo also questioned Kelly’s integrity for defending Porter. “One of two things must be true. [Kelly] knew and is lying right now, about not knowing. Or he didn’t know and that may be even more troubling. Because this man, Rob Porter, saw the most sensitive classified information because he is the pass through to the president. He didn’t even have permanent clearance. And we don’t know why. Either way, this is bad,” said Cuomo.