Congressional Democrats issued a staunch warning to the President on Friday: fire Mueller or Rosenstein and face the consequences.
The left is concerned Trump is looking to get rid of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in the midst of Russia and Comey drama.
Check it out (via Breitbart):
“All Americans, regardless of party, agree on the fundamental principle that no one is above the law,” Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) told MSNBC Friday. “And if President Trump were to fire Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, and then [get] special counsel Mueller fired, I believe Congress would begin impeachment proceedings.”
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) echoed Lieu’s sentiments, saying that Congress would come together to make sure they overrule Trump’s authority on the matter.
“Congress will not allow the president to so egregiously overstep his authority,” Schiff said in a statement.
“If President Trump were to try to replicate [former President Richard] Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre by firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in addition to Mueller, Congress must unite to stop him–without respect to party, and for the sake of the nation,” he added.
The President tweeted early Friday, acknowledging that he was under investigation and expressing frustration with Rosenstein.
Here’s the tweet:
I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2017
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said she believes the President’s tweet is evidence that he’d consider getting rid of Rosenstein.
“The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn’t apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired.”