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Sen. Flake Begs Donald Trump Not To Fire Special Counsel Mueller

“We are begging the president not to fire the special counsel. Don’t create a constitutional crisis.”

Alex Mohajer

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Jeff Flake begs Trump

Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona, who announced late last year that he would not pursue re-election this November so that he might govern unencumbered by political interests, begged Donald Trump not to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller in a tweet sent to his half a million followers on Tuesday afternoon.

“We are begging the president not to fire the special counsel,” Flake tweeted on Tuesday afternoon to his half a million followers. “Don’t create a constitutional crisis. Congress cannot preempt such a firing. Our only constitutional remedy is after the fact, through impeachment. No one wants that outcome. Mr. President, please don’t go there.”

The tweet came just two days after one that was sent to his followers that urged his fellow members of Congress to support Special Counsel Mueller finishing his investigation.

In recent weeks, Trump has been unusually erratic, even by his standards, in a very public, near-daily slew of firings that has gutted a good majority of his cabinet.

Flake confirmed his tweet and elaborated it in a statement given The Washington Post on Tuesday, stating that Mueller’s termination would  “force the Congress to take the only remedy that Congress can take.”

“To remind the president of [impeachment] is the best way to keep him from going down that road,” Flake continued. “To fire Mueller without cause, I don’t know if there is any other remedy left to the legislative branch.”

Flake, who has previously suggested Donald Trump be primaried in 2020 and has compared the president to Josef Stalin and Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad, has been a consistent and vocal critic of the president since his inauguration. However, opposition to the president from within his party has been scarce to non-existent, at least publicly.

Users on social media did not immediately warm to Flake’s tweet, with some speculating that the Senator from Arizona is considering a 2020 presidential campaign or that he was merely grandstanding, pointing to the fact that Flake has ultimately voted to further Trump’s agendas and policies 92% of the time in his position as a Senator.

Nevertheless, the comments are a welcome threat from Democrats and resistance activists who have made impeachment a central focus of their fundraising and community activism, to great effect. With Trump’s approval ratings at record lows and news breaking daily about the extent to which the Trump campaign conspired with a foreign hostile power to influence an American election or his conflicts of interest or even his extra-marital affair with porn star Stormy Daniels, Jeff Flake’s tweet is a sign that there may actually be a Republican coalition ready to impeach the president.

MoveOn.org is working in partnership with Bros4America to provide an instant response in the event that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is fired. You can join the event in Los Angeles or any number of events across the United States.

 

 


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Named one of OUT Magazine's 100 Most Eligible Bachelors of 2017, Alex Mohajer is a controversial up-and-coming political writer and commentator whose unapologetic post-election commentary made him one of the most shared contributors at The Huffington Post. He is the first journalist in America to openly impugn the presidency of Donald Trump in a major publication. Mohajer is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bros4America (formerly Bros4Hillary), a progressive advocacy organization that gained national recognition during the 2016 presidential election for its efforts to elect Hillary Clinton. Named by LGBTQ Nation to their Top 8 People Working to Elect Hillary Clinton. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts from U.C. Berkeley where he studied politics with progressive champion Robert Reich, and a Juris Doctorate from Chapman University School of Law, where he studied constitutional law with conservative hero Hugh Hewitt. While in law school, he was awarded "Most Likely To Be Held in Contempt" by his graduating class. He has been interviewed for or featured on The Fox News Channel, PolitiFact, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, LA and NY Times, AfterBuzz TV, OUT and Instinct Magazine(s), Dan Savage Blog, TheWrap, Yahoo News, New York Public Radio, The David Pakman Show, The Ann Walker Show, the Hugh Hewitt Show, and more. Alex is an author, public/motivational speaker, and an award-winning singer, actor, and solo artist who was nominated for a 2016 Broadway World Award for Best Male Cabaret Artist. Alex lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Bruce Wayne. Press inquiries and bookings: press@bros4america.com

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