Anonymous author of NYT op-ed has 'patriotic duty' to come forward, says Buck Sexton

By Buck Sexton
Opinion Contributor

If I’d told you that a guy dressed in a giant condom and waves of Handmaid’s Tale obsessed maniacs screaming about the patriarchy on Capitol Hill wasn’t going to be the craziest news story of the week – you’d have thought I was crazy.

And yet, here we are.

An editorial published by an anonymous senior official in the New York Times stating that yes, he or she and a number of others are actively thwarting the president from inside government – at a high level.

Pretty sure this could be called a deep state, folks.

And is anyone else willing to bet that the "anonymous senior official" in question could be like a deputy assistant secretary or lower? I mean this could be some #resistance guy giving tours of the Pentagon for all we know.

And if it turns out this anon op-ed was written by some random mid-level cubicle farmer at the State Department with a Bernie sticker on his Prius – as I suspect – that’s going to be a problem for The New York Times credibility, it won’t matter what else comes out about Trump in any other books or editorials. It will just be more resistance noise.

Lets take a step back for a moment we have come quite a long way in the last two years.

In early 2016, if you thought the FBI was spying on the Trump campaign and there was a Deep State, you were called a hack, a conspiracy theorist – unmoored from reality.

Today, yeah totally, spying on Trump was a great idea and the Deep State – that’s a thing, obviously.

If the allegations in The New York Times editorial are true, this person has a patriotic duty to come forward.

No job is worth holding on to at the expense of the nation.


If you think the president is crazy, and the country is in jeopardy, stand up behind your words.

Otherwise, this is just more anti-Trump B.S.

Buck Sexton is the co-host of "Rising," Hill.TV's morning news show.

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