Chief of Staff John Kelly mentioned in an interview this week that the Civil War was caused because of the “lack of ability to compromise.”

Look, I have what some may consider more nuanced opinions over the Civil War, but it’s always important to shy away from the “Lost Cause” campaign of lies. There was a LOT of compromise going on in the decades leading up to Southern secession, and it was always at the expense of an entire population of people being enslaved. Compromise wasn’t the issue, it’s what kicked the can down the road, from president to president.

It’s especially troubling coming from the Chief of Staff.

As far as Kelly’s endorsement of Robert E. Lee goes, well, I’ve made my views known.