ADRIANA: TRUMP GETS IT RIGHT IN DUMP­ING PRICE

Boston Herald - - FRONT PAGE - Adriana CO­HEN Adriana Co­hen is host of the “Adriana Co­hen Show” air­ing Wed­nes­days at noon on Bos­ton Her­ald Ra­dio. Fol­low her on Twit­ter @Adri­anaCo­hen16.

Pres­i­dent Trump promised to “Drain the Swamp” and he’s do­ing just that —even with mem­bers of his own Cabi­net — with the res­ig­na­tion yes­ter­day of his Health and Hu­man Ser­vices Sec­re­tary, Tom

Price.

This is what in- tegrity looks like. When a politi­cian pos­sesses an eth­i­cal com­pass — and does the right thing to pro­tect the tax­payer de­spite party af­fil­i­a­tion — that’s show­ing back­bone. That’s why we elected Don­ald Trump to the Oval Of­fice.

All law­mak­ers in Wash­ing­ton should hold those who vi­o­late our trust ac­count­able. Whether that’s rogue em­ploy­ees at the Vet­er­ans Ad­min­is­tra­tion who put our he­roes on deadly wait­lists or cor­rupt IRS agents that un­law­fully tar­get po­lit­i­cal op­po­nents. They should all be re­moved from their posts. Same with gov­ern­ment work­ers who abuse perks and priv­i­leges or dis­obey our laws. “Get them outta here!” as Trump likes to say at his rau­cous ral­lies.

Empty-suit Democrats could learn a thing or two from our pres­i­dent.

Ul­tra-lib­er­als like Bay State U.S. Sen. El­iz­a­beth War­ren and Ver­mont U.S. Sen. Bernie San­ders re­lent­lessly at­tack Repub­li­cans for every minis­cule in­jus­tice — per­ceived or real — but spare the rod within their own cau­cus. Enough al­ready. Look at Trump today.

For­mer Pres­i­dent Obama can rake in mil­lions from Wall Street in ex­or­bi­tant speak­ing fees — well-doc­u­mented in the press of late — be­cause it just makes his party look bad.

Sorry, guys. Trump just stood up for the hard-work­ing among us by show­ing Price the door.

When the IRS tar­geted con­ser­va­tive groups dur­ing the Obama days, all Democrats should have publicly con­demned it in the strong­est terms. Lib­er­als know the tar­get­ing of fel­low Amer­i­cans for po­lit­i­cal pur­poses is both un­law­ful and morally bank­rupt.

No one from ei­ther party ben­e­fits from gov­ern­ment agen­cies be­ing weaponized for po­lit­i­cal pur­poses. If that be­comes the norm, vot­ers will rebel at the bal­lot box. Dish it out today, it’ll boomerang in two to four years.

Trump re­al­izes that and moved fast to ground Price per­ma­nently.

Weeding out bad ac­tors and cor­rup­tion in our gov­ern­ment is every politi­cian’s re­spon­si­bil­ity — no mat­ter how they vote. Jus­tice must be blind or we all lose.

Good for Pres­i­dent Trump for prac­tic­ing what he preaches. By drain­ing the swamp within the con­fines of his own ad­min­is­tra­tion he con­tin­ues to build trust with the Amer­i­can peo­ple. He’s clearly look­ing out for all of us, not just his own party.

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‘GET THEM OUTTA HERE’: Pres­i­dent Trump showed re­solve in deal­ing with Health and Hu­man Ser­vices Sec­re­tary Tom Price.

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