Hearty support for Don Rumsfeld among Republican senators? Eh, not so much.
“He still is in the confidence of the president. The president reiterated that the other day, so I’ll continue to try to work with him,” Sen. John McCain (news, bio, voting record), R-Ariz., said Wednesday.
“There really is only one person he needs to please, and that’s the president,” added Sen. Susan Collins (news, bio, voting record), R-Maine. “The president’s made clear that the secretary is his choice and that really ends it.”
“Is he still here?” joked Sen. Trent Lott (news, bio, voting record), R-Miss.
Yes. Should he not be?
“That’s up to him and the president. I don’t see that his performance has changed,” said Lott, who has said he’s “not a fan” of Rumsfeld.
Hardly glowing endorsements.