In the wake of the Rob Porter scandal, a second White House staffer has departed the Trump administration due to allegations of domestic assault.
The Washington Post reported that David Sorensen, a speechwriter who worked closely with Senior Advisor Stephen Miller has officially stepped down from his position. The Post spoke with Sorensen’s ex-wife, Jessica Corbett, who claimed that he was “violent and emotionally abusive during their turbulent two-and-a-half-year marriage.”
Last year, Corbett reported his behavior to the FBI while his background check was underway, claiming that he “ran a car over her foot, put out a cigarette on her hand, threw her into a wall and grasped her menacingly by her hair while they were alone on their boat in remote waters off Maine’s coast, an incident she said left her fearing for her life.” During that time period, Sorensen was a top policy adviser to Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage and initially had close connections to law officials, which Corbett said caused her to keep the abuse a secret.
White House officials report that they learned of Corbett’s allegations on Thursday night. Spokesman Raj Shah said:
We immediately confronted the staffer, he denied the allegations and he resigned today.”
Sorensen did indeed deny the allegations, claiming that Corbett was, in fact, the one who victimized him, calling it “an opportunity to highlight the grossly underreported and unacknowledged issue of female-on-male domestic violence.” However, he has stepped down from his position nonetheless. Sorensen told The Post that he “didn’t want the White House to have to deal with this distraction. It should be able to focus on continuing President Trump’s historic accomplishments for the American People.”
Undoubtedly, Trump will not recover from yet another resignation. Honestly, living under the Trump administration and the GOP Congress is like having an asteroid heading right towards earth and wondering how we stop it before America is completely destroyed. Hopefully, we can avoid such a fate if we pull together in 2018.
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