The State Department has issued a statement that Kissel strongly supports many of the president's policies and that she is proud to serve Secretary Pompeo of President Trump.
The U.S. State Department has hired former anti-Trump Wall Street Journal editorial board member Mary Kissel to be Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s new senior adviser for policy and strategic messaging.
The recent hire has alarmed former administration officials, including one who told Politico that "Trump would lose his mind if he knew about this."
Another former administration official said that hiring Kissel was "a recipe for disaster" because it's "a welcome sign to all never-Trumpers and establishment Republicans that they have a home in this administration."
"It’s a political mutiny," a source close to the First Family told The Daily Wire. "John Kelly and his cronies go out of their way to make sure that Trump people don’t get hired while the Kissels of the world are handed important jobs. The president has lost control of this ship."
Assad and Putin are murderous dictators who don't share American interests. Trump is delusional on foreign policy. Frightening ignorance.— Mary Kissel (@marykissel) October 10, 2016
True to form, @realDonaldTrump ruins decent Mexico trip with Fortress America Phoenix speech. Populist pander, cites misleading data. Sad!— Mary Kissel (@marykissel) September 1, 2016
Trump has also previously called out Kissel for her anti-Trump stance:
Trump's speech 75 minutes because he has no coherent thoughts. A rambling mess of personal vanity, fearmongering, isolationism.— Mary Kissel (@marykissel) July 22, 2016