More Democratic lawmakers are coming forward with offers to hire former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe after he was fired Friday, just two days before he was eligible for his pension.
Democratic Reps. Seth Moulton (Mass.), Jamie Raskin (Md.) and Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.) have all made job offers on Twitter. The lawmakers are extending the offers in an attempt to help McCabe to qualify for his benefits.
“Would be happy to consider this,” Moulton said of hiring McCabe. “The Sixth District of MA would benefit from the wisdom and talent of such an experienced public servant.”
Would be happy to consider this. The Sixth District of MA would benefit from the wisdom and talent of such an experienced public servant. https://t.co/ynQWhdzQpC— Seth Moulton (@sethmoulton) March 17, 2018
Raskin made a more direct job offer, telling McCabe to “DM me.”
“Andrew McCabe: I have the need to hire a Special Senior Staff Attorney to help me with my work on the House Judiciary Committee dealing with threats to the Constitution and the rule of law in America. You're perfect for the job,” Raskin said.
Andrew McCabe: I have the need to hire a Special Senior Staff Attorney to help me with my work on the House Judiciary Committee dealing with threats to the Constitution and the rule of law in America. You're perfect for the job. DM me.— Rep. Jamie Raskin (@RepRaskin) March 17, 2018
And Gutiérrez has made a similar offer to McCabe.
To Andrew McCabe: If you need a federal job, call me on Monday. I am serious. We have to stand up to bullies like @realDonaldTrump & @jeffsessions@USAGSessions#Resist#twill#AndrewMcCabeFired#standuptobullies#chicago@Comey— Luis V. Gutierrez (@RepGutierrez) March 17, 2018
McCabe’s spokeswoman said Sunday in response to Pocan's offer that the former FBI official is “considering all options” after his dismissal.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe on Friday, saying McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the media and wasn’t forthcoming with investigators in an internal review.
McCabe claimed that he was fired to try and undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia's election interference, in which he could be a key witness.
He has also denied any allegations of wrongdoing.