House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) criticized President Donald Trump for celebrating the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and stated the president would be losing his job soon, too.
On Saturday, Trump tweeted that McCabe’s firing was a “great day for Democracy” and the “hardworking men and women of the FBI.”
He added that McCabe knew about the corruption and lies taking place in the FBI and was made to look like a “choirboy” by his former boss former FBI Director James Comey.
In response, Swalwell retweeted the president’s message and told him to “gloat now, but you will be fired soon.”Gage Skidmore/Flickr
He also pointed to the accusations surrounding the means with which Trump has fired various people.
Gloat now, but you will be fired soon. And it’s not going to be done cowardly, as you’ve done to so many who’ve served you. There’s a storm gathering, Mr. President, and it’s going to wipe out you and your corrupt organization all the way down to the studs. https://t.co/I0UlNAlwxI
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) March 17, 2018
Swalwell told Trump his firing won’t be done “cowardly” as the president has done to his various employees.
“There’s a storm gathering, Mr. President, and it’s going to wipe out you and your corrupt organization all the way down to the studs,” he concluded.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions credited Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz’s report, which concluded McCabe made “an unauthorized disclosure to the news media,” for his firing.
However, McCabe defended himself on the basis that he was well within his authority to permit two FBI employees to provide a Wall Street Journal reporter with information.