Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Republican lawyer who represents the panhandle, including the “lower Alabama” gulf resorts of Fort Walton Beach and Destin, has called for special counsel Robert Mueller to resign. As usual with politicians, Gaetz swung for the fences as he read his speech into the House of Representatives records.
And Mr. Speaker, we are at risk of a coup d’etat in this country, if we allow an unaccountable person, with no oversight, to undermine the duly elected the duly elected President of the United States. And I would offer, that is precisely what has happening right now with the indisputable conflicts of interest that are present with Mr. Mueller and other persons in the Department of Justice.
I join my colleague, the gentleman from Arizona, in calling for Mr. Mueller’s resignation or his firing.
"I'm calling for Mr. Mueller's resignation or his firing" pic.twitter.com/rEpobJCn8V
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) November 8, 2017
— Mike Polk Jr. (@mikepolkjr) November 9, 2017
Matt don’t fire Mueller yet. I’m out of popcorn. Gimme a day or two and I’d be ready to binge watch the shitstorm that will follow. pic.twitter.com/znT6mRLrCc
— Bassem Bejjani (@BassemBejjani) November 8, 2017
Obviously, firing Robert Mueller in the midst of his investigation would be the most controversial move President Trump has ever made (and that’s saying a lot). The president has not indicated he’s disposed to take Rep. Gaetz’s advice, so I think this is just a bit of pre-2018 electioneering. Given what just happened in Virginia, it could backfire, but then again, this is the Florida panhandle.