“if a friendly member of Congress hired him for a week he could possibly qualify”
By now you have probably heard that Jeff Sessions fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe just before he could retire and begin collecting a considerable government pension. The prospect of McCabe losing his golden parachute has got liberals very upset for some reason.
Elizabeth Bauer of Forbes says it isn’t clear that McCabe is losing his entire pension, but some Democrats and liberals in media are trying to think of ways to help him anyway.
Kimberly Leonard reports at the Washington Examiner:
Democrats offer to hire Andrew McCabe so he could qualify for his pension
Democratic lawmakers have offered to hire fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe so that he can qualify for his pension.
McCabe’s employment was terminated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions less than 48 hours before he would have qualified for his pension, a day that was also his 50th birthday.
Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., asked McCabe on Twitter to “call him.”
“I could use a good two-day report on the biggest crime families in Washington, D.C.,” he wrote.
Andrew call me. I could use a good two-day report on the biggest crime families in Washington, D.C. https://t.co/DYVP00Em0x
— Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) March 17, 2018
Pocan was responding to a comment from “reporter” Andrea Mitchell:
One suggestion from a McCabe supporter: if a friendly member of Congress hired him for a week he could possibly qualify for pension benefits by extending his service the extra days
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) March 17, 2018
Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., made a similar offer to McCabe, saying that, “We have to stand up to bullies,” citing President Trump and Sessions, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., urged McCabe to send him a direct message on Twitter to help with his work on the House Judiciary Committee “dealing with threats to the Constitution and the rule of law in America.”
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
There’s more. Here’s former Hillary adviser Philippe Reines, via Twitchy:
Pretty sure McCabe isn’t required to serve the days he’s short at the FBI in order to get his full pension. He can do so anywhere in the Federal gov’t. Including on Capitol Hill. (I think.)
— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) March 17, 2018
This is a very good point:
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) March 17, 2018
Ari Fleischer, former press secretary to George W. Bush, wins the day:
Wonderful idea. Every member of Congress should hire fired bureaucrats who lied to an inspector general in the course of a government investigation. Pensions before Honesty. Great slogan. https://t.co/0oMwBmZqek
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) March 17, 2018
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