Krauthammer: Trump’s Cabinet a ‘reassertion of basic constitutionalism’
By Eddie Scarry (@eScarry) • 12/16/16 12:06 PM
Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer, a frequent critic of Donald Trump, said the choices he’s made so far to fill out his Cabinet represent a more constitutional approach to governing.
Critics on the Left have charged that Trump is appointing department heads that will undo environmental, education and energy regulations put in place under the Obama administration.
Krauthammer said that Democrats and liberals criticizing Trump’s nominees for his Cabinet — including Rick Perry for the Energy Department, Rex Tillerson for State and Betsy DeVos at Education — are under delusions that the Constitution dictates what each department is supposed to do.
“The left has been in equally high dudgeon that other Cabinet picks appear not to share the mission of the agency which they have been nominated to head,” he wrote. “The horror! As if these agency missions are somehow divinely ordained. Why, they aren’t even constitutionally ordained.”