Beginning on Sunday morning top Republicans sent a warning to President Trump after he criticized special counsel Robert Mueller.
Starting with everybody’s favorite “Rhino” Senator Jeff Flake:
“I mean, talking to my colleagues all along it was, you know, once he goes after Mueller, then we’ll take action,” Flake said.
Paul Ryan said through a spokeswoman:
“As the Speaker has always said, Mr. Mueller and his team should be able to do their job.”
Senator Lindsey Graham said:
“If he tried to do that [fire Mueller], that would be the beginning of the end of his presidency,” Graham said.
“The special counsel’s investigation should be allowed to continue uninterrupted.”
House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy:
“I think the President’s attorney frankly does him a disservice when he says that, and when he frames the investigation that way,” Gowdy said on “Fox News Sunday.”
He said later, “If you have an innocent client, Mr. Dowd, act like it.”
Senator Rand Paul:
“I’ve said all along I don’t like special prosecutors,” Paul said. “I think they have too much power and too much power to go far afield of the question.”
Pressed on the issue, Paul said he would not “advocate” for Trump to try to force Mueller out, just as he “would have never advocated for the appointment of a special prosecutor.”
“The power is so unlimited that it’s worrisome,” Paul said.
Senator Marco Rubio:
“I remain confident that the special counsel is going to conduct a probe that is fair and thorough and is going to arrive at the truth and is not going to go down rabbit holes that are not places that we need to be going,” Rubio said.