Rep. Louie Gohmert Calls For Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be Fired


While President Donald Trump’s lawyers came close to saying it over the weekend, one Republican lawmaker is making it plain.

Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert told reporters on Wednesday he thought Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, should be fired.

According to ABC News reporter Ben Siegel, Gohmert said Mueller should be fired, and the only reason it hasn’t happened yet is because of warnings from his fellow Republicans:

Gohmert’s comments come as Trump ramps up his criticisms of Mueller and his investigation. After a weekend slamming the political makeup of Mueller’s team, on Wednesday he called into question the existence of the special counsel.

A number of other Capital Hill reporters took to Twitter to note Gohmert’s stunning remarks:

This post has been updated with video. You can watch above, via CNN.

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