Recently-retired UT Chancellor Bill McRaven is further demonstrating his disconnect with the political values of Texans on his way out the door.
In an open letter to President Trump published in the Washington Post on Thursday, McRaven attacked the President over his decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan.
Brennan has a long history in leftist politics, including voting for the Communist Party nominee for President in 1976. Since leaving office, Brennan has defended seditious conspirators, including Peter Strzok, who attempted to overthrow the will of the people and prevent the installation of President-elect Donald Trump. He has also baselessly accused President Trump of treason.
McRaven was appointed by Obama to serve as Commander of the United States Special Operations Command, where he oversaw the Navy SEALs’ raid on Abbottabad, Pakistan to kill Osama Bin Laden. After retiring from the Navy in 2014, McRaven was appointed Chancellor of the University of Texas System. There he sparred with conservative leaders on issues like campus carry and suppressed an investigation into admissions corruption at UT Austin. McRaven proceeded to endorse rules changes that codified that favoritism.
Contrary to left-wing media depictions of McRaven as politically neutral, he’s long shown a clear record of endorsing his Democrat paymasters. While introducing Hillary Clinton at a speech on May 23, 2012 in Tampa, Florida, McRaven said that Clinton was “without a doubt, one of the finest public servants to ever serve this great nation.”
McRaven recently announced his retirement as chancellor. To replace him, the UT Board of Regents have named James B. Milliken, a liberal Democrat from New York City who left his last job under a cloud of scandal.