After the reports that some officials in the White House knew about abuse allegations against Rob Porter months before he resigned from his role as staff secretary, author Leslie Morgan Steiner penned an op-ed in The Washington Postabout the problems with domestic violence victims not being taken seriously. Steiner shares with NPR’s Ari Shapiro her own experience with domestic abuse.
ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:
The White House has offered a few different explanations for why staff secretary Rob Porter remained on the job even after senior aides learned that his ex-wives had accused him of abuse. One rationale is that he was good at his job. President Trump echoed that today and said he was sad to hear about Porter’s history. [Listen/Read Full Transcript]