Republican Senator Thom Tillis made a surprising move against Trump by backing a bill that protects Special Counsel Robert Mueller just in case Trump gets any cute ideas about getting rid of him.
Tillis, a man who has been voting with Trump 96% of the time since he took office, is one of a handful of Republicans trying to make sure that Trump doesn’t fire Mueller.
When Tillis was attacked by Trump supporters, he shot back:
“The same people who would criticize me for filing this bill would be absolutely angry if I wasn’t pounding the table for this bill if we were dealing with Hillary Clinton,” he said. “So, spare me your righteous indignation.”
Wow, that’s a powerful statement coming from someone that we would have considered to be in his “core group.”
To make matters even more confusing, we’ve been hearing from Nancy Pelosi that we shouldn’t seek impeachment of the president, at least not right now.
“Whether or not the president should be impeached is a matter that is being dealt with in the Justice Department,” Pelosi argued during a press briefing in the Capitol.
“I don’t know that they’re talking about impeachment, but whether they have the facts and the law to make a determination of how they go forward — we don’t have that information.”
Pelosi’s statements come after mounting pressure from progressives across the country to get rid of this wanna-be dictator.
Top Democratic donor Tom Steyer feels otherwise. Steyer has been spending significant sums of money on national TV ads and promoting his case.
Pelosi said that while Steyer has a right to speak freely, Democrats are not beholden to their donors.
“We don’t sit around thinking about how we deal with our donors,” she said. “We have our position and our responsibility here.
“What we’re talking about is how we strengthen the financial stability of America’s working families,” she added. “That’s where we have our unity in the party.”
H/T: The Hill