Recently, Ed Martin has made several appearances as a commentator on the much-maligned CNN. The reviews are in, and they are not good.
Mediaite reports that Martin “He sat on the CNN studio desk… alongside CNN stalwarts Ana Navaro, Paul Begala, and Apryl Ryan, each of whom felt at one point or another last night to chide Mr. Martin in a manner that suggests that he’s not the most popular guy in the green room before or after the show.” The accompanying video, which can be seen here, is brutal.
Additionally, the St Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board criticized Martin’s appearances. Their piece outlined Martin’s history of mismanaging organizations, including his stint at Eagle Forum. From the editorial:
Martin is a St. Louis lawyer who got Gov. Matt Blunt into trouble while serving as his chief of staff in 2007. He lost a race for Congress in 2010 and another one for Missouri attorney general in 2012. He was Republican state chairman in 2013 and 2014 but left the party with only $235 in its bank account.
He found his next meal ticket in nonagenarian conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly, whose family accused him of manipulating her. Last September, on the day of her death at age 92, Martin formed a federal super PAC called “Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle PAC.” The family said he was trying to monetize her name.
Given Martin’s track record, President Trump might want to be leery of his support.