Earlier this year, Republican leaders sat in silence when Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, lied about his reasons for doing so and then admitted publicly that it was to impede investigations into Trump and his associates.
This was a blatant misuse of power, but very few members of the GOP came out to condemn the president on his actions.
That begs the question: what can we expect from Republicans if Trump fires current FBI Director Bob Mueller?
Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government has already incriminated several of Trump’s closest allies.
On Monday, Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign chairman during the summer of 2016, and Trump’s longtime business associate Rick Gates were asked to turn themselves in and indicted on 12 charges, including conspiracy against the U.S.
What’s more, George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy adviser to Trump during the 2016 campaign, pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI three weeks ago.
Mueller is making far more damaging strides against Trump than Comey had time to make, so it’s only a matter of time before Trump tries to eliminate him –- or pardon his associates who have been incriminated.
While Republicans twiddle their thumbs and look the other way, Democrats in Congress are cracking down on the president.
“The President must not, under any circumstances, interfere with the special counsel’s work in any way,” Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a statement. “If he does so, Congress must respond swiftly, unequivocally, and in a bipartisan way to ensure that the investigation continues.”
Two groups of senators have introduced legislation that would limit Trump’s ability to fire Mueller as well.
We can show Trump that Georgians are watching him, and show our Senators that we’re watching what Congress does to check his corruption.
Put the pressure on Sen. Isakson and Sen. Perdue to speak out against Trump’s past corruption and show the president that they won’t support his crooked dealings.
Call Sen. Johnny Isakson’s D.C. office at (202) 224-3643 or his Atlanta-area office at (770) 661-0999.
You can call Sen. David Perdue at (404) 865-0087.
Let’s tell Isakson and Perdue that we expect them to hold Trump accountable and block any efforts he makes to fire Mueller.