“I’m calling for Mr. Mueller’s resignation or his firing” pic.twitter.com/rEpobJCn8V
— RepMattGaetz (@RepMattGaetz) November 8, 2017
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) got up in front of the House of Representatives on Wednesday and delivered an impassioned speech against Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation. This comes after Gaetz called for a resolution declaring Mueller to be compromised, arguing that he cannot be impartial since he was FBI Director at the time of the Uranium One deal, where a Russian company was allowed to buy another company that controlled a significant share of the U.S. uranium industry.
“We are at risk of a coup d’état in this country if we allow an unaccountable person with no oversight to undermine the duly-elected President of the United States,” Gaetz said, “and I would offer that is precisely what is happening right now with the indisputable conflicts of interest that are present with Mr. Mueller and others at the Department of Justice.”
Due to this, Gaetz said he is “calling for Mr. Mueller’s resignation or his firing.”
Gaetz went on to say that there should be a special counsel to look into the Clinton Foundation, the Fusion GPS dossier, and the Uranium One deal. That deal took place under President Barack Obama, while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. The deal was approved by several federal agencies, including the State Department. Republicans have alleged that the State Department approved the deal because the Russian company gave a hefty donation to the Clinton Foundation.