Multiple congressional Democrats have extended job offers to ousted FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe in hopes that he would be able to collect his pension.
“Andrew McCabe’s firing makes it clear that President Trump is doing everything he can to discredit the FBI and undermine the Special Counsel’s investigation,” Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) said in a press release.
“While Speaker Ryan and House Republicans have become complicit in the President’s destruction of our democracy, we must do all that we can to ensure that the investigation into Russia’s interference in our election is completed and that future elections are safeguarded from these kinds of attacks,” the statement continued.
“My offer of employment to Mr. McCabe is a legitimate offer to work on election security,” Pocan added. “Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of American democracy and both Republicans and Democrats should be concerned about election integrity.”
Rep. Pocan was joined by other congressional Democrats also extending employment offers to McCabe:
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
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) offered McCabe a position as a special senior staff attorney:
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
“If you need a federal job, call me on Monday,” Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) tweeted.
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 dismissal just two days prior to his 50th birthday and scheduled retirement means he would not immediately be eligible to collect his pension. But a former federal official with knowledge of the relevant retirement rules told The Washington Post that going to work on Capitol Hill could help McCabe become eligible.
A spokeswoman for McCabe told the Post that he is currently considering all of his options.