Republican Sen. Jeff Flake slammed President Donald Trump’s firing of Andrew McCabe on CNN Sunday, saying that it was a “horrible day for democracy.”
CNN host Jake Tapper read a recent tweet from President Trump:
Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans? Another Dem recently added…does anyone think this is fair? And yet, there is NO COLLUSION!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2018
“Obviously, the description he has of the Mueller team is much disputed. He doesn’t mention, for instance, that Mueller is a Republican,” Tapper said. “But beyond that, do you think that the president is laying the groundwork to fire Mueller?” (RELATED: Jeff Flake Talks 2020 — ‘It’s Long Odds For Me’)
“Well, when the president said it was a great day for democracy yesterday, I think it was a horrible day for democracy,” Flake said.
“To have firings like this happening at the top, from the president and the attorney general, does not speak well for what’s going on. So I don’t know what the designs are on Mueller, but it seems to be building toward that. And I just hope it doesn’t go there, because, it can’t. We can’t, in Congress, accept that. And so, I would expect to see considerable pushback in the next couple of days and urging the president not to go there. He can’t go there.” (RELATED: Jeff Flake: Trump Needs To Be Challenged In GOP Primary)