2018-02-04 05:30:20 UTC
"On Saturday, news of Hartnett Whites withdrawal triggered relief
among some of her staunchest critics."
I'm having trouble with "staunchest" in that context. Using "loyal
and committed in attitude" as a definition of "staunch", I don't see
it being used with "critic". "Fiercest critics", maybe, but critics
don't stand by you; they stand against you.
It's usually supporters of something or someone that are "staunchest".
If you need to know the subject, Trump wanted to appoint Kathleen
Hartnett White to head the Council on Environmental Quality. Members
of the scientific community opposed the appointment because of her
stated positions on the causes of climate change.
Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida