Wisconsin politicians react to Reince Priebus ousting from White House
President Trump announced that General/Secretary John Kelly will take over as White House Chief of Staff for Reince Priebus. Sources say Priebus quietly resigned on Thursday.
Wisconsin Assembly leader Robin Vos said he is disappointed Reince isn't going to serve the White House any longer and went on to say it was a, "dumb move by White House insiders struggling for influence."
Senator Ron Johnson said he thanks Priebus for his service and wishes him luck. Here is the full statement:
“Reince Priebus is a good friend. I thank him for his service and wish him the best of luck going forward. Secretary Kelly is an outstanding leader who has served his country honorably and I know he will do an excellent job at the White House. I look forward to working with the administration as they choose a new leader for the Department of Homeland Security.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan released a statement with plenty of praise for Priebus:
"Reince Priebus has left it all out on the field, for our party and our country. Here is a guy from Kenosha, Wisconsin who revitalizes the Republican National Committee and became White House Chief of Staff. He has served the president and the American people capably and passionately. He has achieved so much, and he has done it all with class. I could not be more proud to call Reince a dear friend.
"I congratulate Secretary Kelly on his appointment, and look forward to working with him to advance our agenda."
Governor Scott Walker tweeted thanking Reince for his leadership and dedication and told him that Wisconsin loves him.
.@Reince thank you for your leadership and dedication to our country. We love you in Wisconsin!— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) July 29, 2017