I was married to Rob Porter. Here’s what John Kelly doesn’t get about abuse.

It has been one month since the story became public of the abuse I suffered at the hands of my ex-husband, Rob Porter, along with accusations from his first wife, Colbie Holderness. Yet the White House has still not acknowledged our names or apologized to us for mishandling the situation.

In fact, just last week, White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly added insult to injury when he explained that he had discounted the allegations against Rob as “just the accusation of a messy divorce,” including “some level of emotional abuse.” Kelly said he came out with a strong statement defending Rob because I “made no mention of any type of physical abuse.”

I can barely contain my indignation.

My problem with Kelly’s remarks is twofold. First, he and other senior White House officials defending Rob disregarded substantial evidence of physical abuse — even leaving aside that photograph of Colbie’s black eye.