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Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster

Representing the 2nd District of New Hampshire

Kuster Statement on Resignation of White House Staff Secretary

Feb 8, 2018
Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), the co-founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, released the following statement on the resignation of White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter and reports that White House Chief of Staff John Kelley potentially knew about domestic violence allegations against Porter for months:

“It’s alarming that Rob Porter was allowed to remain in an influential role at the White House even as revelations about his domestic violence were apparently known among senior members of the Trump Administration. The photographs of his battered ex-wife are deeply disturbing. I believe the claims of multiple women about his abuse, and commend them for sharing their stories. No one should be subjected to domestic violence. We must know who knew what when, and why Porter was allowed to remain a senior aide to the President despite his inability to gain a permanent security clearance reportedly because of his history of violence.”