Lindsey Graham calls for hearing on McCabe firing – says Sessions should have to prove it’s justified

Those who complain that Republicans, who control both chambers of Congress and the White House, do little in Washington, D.C., failed to comprehend the efficiency in which the GOP will hold a committee hearing to talk about the problems we face.

Case in point, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., took less than 48 hours to call for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to look into Friday’s firing of former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe.

Graham, once a fierce critic of President Donald Trump, appeared Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” to say Attorney General Jeff Sessions should present evidence to justify the decision to terminate McCabe, who allegedly authorized the leaking of sensitive information to a reporter and then misled investigators when asked about it.

“I think we owe it to the average American,” Graham said, “to have a hearing in the judiciary committee where Attorney General Sessions comes forward with whatever documentation he has about the firing, and give Mr. McCabe the chance to defend himself.”

Of course, he sits on the panel and would have ample opportunity to grandstand.

“I believe when it comes to this issue we need as much transparency as possible to make sure it wasn’t politically motivated,” he added.

Playing the victim, McCabe said in a statement that his firing was part of a greater conspiracy by Trump to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation by discrediting him as a witness.

The political class is concerned that Trump may be preparing to fire Mueller, as host Jake Tapper noted.

“As I said before, if he tried to do that, that would be the beginning of the end of his presidency,” Graham said. “Because we’re a rule of law nation.”

Of course, this coming from the same Republican who insisted in Sept. 2015, “Donald Trump is not going to be the nominee of this party.”

Graham said “there are many Republicans who share my view.”

Sen. Marco Rubio expressed concerns about the perception of McCabe being fired in an appearance Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Nation.”

“I don’t like the way it happened,” Rubio stated. “He should’ve been allowed to finish through the weekend.”


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