In July 2019 President Trump announced he nominated GOP Congressman John Ratcliffe to replace outgoing DNI Dan Coats.
The Democrat-media complex, along with RINOs, attacked Ratcliffe, an honorable former US Attorney who has served in the House for many years.
Because of the nonstop attacks, Ratcliffe has decided to stay in Congress.
The President announced a week later that he was withdrawing his nomination of John Ratcliffe to be the next Director of National Intelligence.
Ratcliffe has decided to stay in Congress to avoid months of slander and libel from the “LameStream Media.”
“Our great Republican Congressman John Ratcliffe is being treated very unfairly by the LameStream Media. Rather than going through months of slander and libel, I explained to John how miserable it would be for him and his family to deal with these people John has therefore decided to stay in Congress where he has done such an outstanding job representing the people of Texas, and our Country. I will be announcing my nomination for DNI shortly.” Trump said in a pair of tweets on Friday.
It was later reported that Republican leaders Mitch McConnell and Richard Burr refused to take John Ratcliffe’s calls during this time period.
On Friday, before leaving to his rally in South Carolina, President Trump AGAIN nominated brilliant Republican lawmaker John Ratcliffe as Director of National Intelligence.
This is GREAT NEWS!
John Ratcliffe is a BRILLIANT legal mind and Trump loyalist!
I am pleased to announce the nomination of @RepRatcliffe (Congressman John Ratcliffe) to be Director of National Intelligence (DNI). Would have completed process earlier, but John wanted to wait until after IG Report was finished. John is an outstanding man of great talent!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 28, 2020
Reaction is pouring in.
Congratulations to my good friend and massively talented colleague @RepRatcliffe on his nomination to be the next Director of National Intelligence. He’s a top notch pick who is serious, motivated & prepared to do an exceptional job on Day 1!
— Lee Zeldin (@LeeMZeldin) February 28, 2020