As we have seen over the last year, there is no end to the lengths Democrats will go to make themselves stars in the Trump “resistance” era. If it means breaking federal law, great. If it means lying to the American people about a serious Russia investigation, why not? If it means filing frivolous, baseless lawsuits against the administration, yes please! And so goes the trend that led Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) to offer the disgraced Andrew McCabe a job after he was unceremoniously fired on Friday.
McCabe, formerly the deputy director of the FBI, lost his job when the inspector general of the Justice Department determined that he had lied to investigators and leaked to the press about his involvement in the aborted Clinton Foundation matter. We wouldn’t necessarily go as far as to say his firing was apolitical – nothing appears to be truly “apolitical” in today’s Justice Department – but this was certainly not an order that came from the White House. McCabe became one of the highest-ranking FBI career officials in history to be fired in this manner, and that simply doesn’t happen unless you’ve violated some serious protocols.
But that didn’t matter to Pocan, who must get all his news from places like Vox and ThinkProgress, where they are spinning this whole thing to be another “Trump is out of control” story. Pocan, who is either as delusional as he sounds or is simply trying to kiss up to his left-wing, frothing voters, announced on Saturday that he had some work for McCabe to do – a weak attempt to let the disgraced FBI official put in some hours and achieve his full retirement pension.
Pocan sent an offer to McCabe to do some election security work in his office, “so that he can reach the needed length of service” to retire with full benefits.
“My offer of employment to Mr. McCabe is a legitimate offer to work on election security,” he said. “Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of American democracy and both Republicans and Democrats should be concerned about election integrity.”
NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, apparently abandoning any pretense of objective journalism, tweeted on Saturday her support for this kind of idea. “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.”
We presume that Mitchell is not the “McCabe supporter” she cites, but that tweet has absolutely nothing to do with reporting the news.
Nonetheless, it attracted the attention of another Democrat – Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts. “Would be happy to consider this,” he wrote. “The Sixth District of MA would benefit from the wisdom and talent of such an experienced public servant.”
Which goes to show that Democrats care more about putting on a show for the rabid “resistance” than they do about making sure FBI officials actually follow the law. Especially when violating the law means covering up for the likes of Hillary Clinton.