John Brennan: ‘Now We Have Adults in the White House’
'We have competent people in charge'
Former CIA Director John Brennan claimed “now we have adults in the White House," while addressing concerns over the threat of domestic extremists.
During MSNBC’s “The ReidOut," Anchor Joy Reid said:
“What should we be worried about?"
"Should we worried about the inaugural in the near future?" Reid asked.
"There’s the whole QAnon conspiracy that on the 14th, somehow Donald Trump is going to be inaugurated."
"What is keeping you up at night?
“Well, I think there could be any number of flashpoints that could motivate these individuals to take violence into their own hands once again."
"But what gives me a sense of optimism here is that we now have a White House that is focused on this issue," he added.
"We have competent people in charge.”
“One of the things I still don’t know whether or not there was any discussions and meetings that the White House had prior to the January 6 event because it was quite clear that all these various groups were going to be descending upon Washington."
"When I was President Obama’s Homeland Security Adviser, I’d be talking to the director of the FBI," he said.
"I’d be talking to the director of Homeland Security, Capitol Police, to make sure that all of the preparations were in place."
"I don’t believe that the White House did any of that in advance of January 6.”
“Now we have adults in the White House, and I think they’re going to take this seriously as well they should.”