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Mr. President: Firing Robert Mueller would gravely damage the Presidency, the GOP and the country.

Please don’t do it.


Conservative Consensus
Photo of Vice President Mike Pence

“The special counsel has a job to do.”

Vice President Mike Pence - Source
Photo of Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI)

“Mr. Mueller and his team should be able to do their job.”

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) - Source
Photo of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

“Bob Mueller should be allowed to finish his job.”

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) - Source
Photo of Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)

“I fully support Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s continuing investigation.”

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) - Source
Photo of Newt Gingrich (Former Speaker of the House)

“What the president ought to do is quit tweeting about Mueller.”

Newt Gingrich (Former Speaker of the House) - Source
Photo of Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD)

“This is a special counsel. He has a job to do. Let him do his job.”

Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) - Source
Photo of Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

“It would be suicide for the president to want to talk about firing Mueller.”

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) - Source
Photo of Sen. James Lankford (R-OK)

“[Mueller is] doing the job he’s been asked by the American people to do. He should stay at it and finish it.”

Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) - Source
Photo of Chris Christie (Fmr. Gov. New Jersey)

“You can’t fire the special counsel. You just can’t.”

Chris Christie (Fmr. Gov. New Jersey) - Source
Photo of Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA)

“[Mueller’s] been appointed for a purpose, let him carry that purpose out, and let the evidence take us where it may.”

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) - Source
Photo of Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)

“It’s important that we let the Special Counsel and bipartisan congressional investigations continue in earnest.”

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) - Source
Photo of Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)

“Justice needs to be served in whatever capacity, so it’s not an attack on our country.”

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) - Source
Photo of Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

“[Mueller is] an individual of uncompromising integrity.”

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) - Source
Photo of Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL)

“My basic philosophy is, once you have an independent counsel, you ought to give him a chance to follow the facts.”

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) - Source
Photo of Rich Lowry (Editor, National Review)

“If he were to fire Mueller, he’d endanger his presidency.”

Rich Lowry (Editor, National Review) - Source
Photo of Jonah Goldberg (Senior Editor, National Review

“The simple fact is that firing Mueller . . . will make it look like he’s trying to hide something.”

Jonah Goldberg (Senior Editor, National Review - Source
Photo of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA)

“[Robert Mueller is] somebody we all trust.”

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) - Source
Photo of Jason Chaffetz (Fmr. Chairman, House Oversight and Government Reform)

“Mueller is a great selection. Impeccable credentials. Should be widely accepted.”

Jason Chaffetz (Fmr. Chairman, House Oversight and Government Reform) - Source
Photo of Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL)

“[Robert Mueller is] a man of the utmost integrity.”

Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) - Source
Photo of Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL)

“Any effort to undermine the Special Counsel’s investigation into Russian efforts to interfere with our elections is unacceptable.”

Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) - Source
Photo of Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC)

“I have confidence [Robert Mueller] will lead this investigation with professionalism and impartiality.”

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) - Source
Photo of Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA)

“I just think [firing Mueller] would be catastrophic on many levels.”

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) - Source
Photo of Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE)

“Mueller is a guy whose career is unimpeachable.”

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) - Source
Photo of Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)

“Give Bob Mueller the time, the independence, and the resources to do the very job.”

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) - Source
Photo of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)

“I remain confident that the special counsel is going to conduct a probe that is fair and thorough and is going to arrive at the truth.”

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) - Source
Photo of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)

“It’s critical [Mueller] be allowed to complete a thorough investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election — unimpeded.”

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) - Source
Photo of Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH)

“The Mueller investigation should run its course.”

Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH) - Source
Photo of Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA)

“It would be ill-advised for the White House to interfere in [the special investigation].”

Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA) - Source
Photo of Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT)

“He certainly shouldn’t fire [Robert Mueller].”

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) - Source
Photo of Christopher Ruddy (Founder, Newsmax)

“[Firing Mueller] would be a very significant mistake.”

Christopher Ruddy (Founder, Newsmax) - Source
Photo of Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA)

“I have faith that the special prosecutor and Justice Department will continue to conduct a fair and thorough investigation.”

Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) - Source
Photo of Rep. Edward Royce (R-CA)

“Robert Mueller is the right man to lead this investigation.”

Rep. Edward Royce (R-CA) - Source
Photo of Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)

“The consequences [of firing Mueller] would be so overwhelming.”

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) - Source
Photo of Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV)

“What I want is the Mueller investigation to continue. I don’t want this thing coming to an end.”

Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) - Source
Photo of Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)

“It is absolutely essential that [Mueller] be allowed to finish his work.”

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) - Source
Photo of Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)

“ People see [firing Mueller] as a massive red line that can’t be crossed.”

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) - Source
Photo of Sen. Daniel Sullivan (R-AK)

“I don’t think he should [fire Mueller].”

Sen. Daniel Sullivan (R-AK) - Source
Photo of Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)

“I think he needs to leave Mueller alone.”

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) - Source
Photo of Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

“[Firing Mueller] would be the stupidest thing the president could do.”

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) - Source
Photo of Sen. John Thune (R-SD)

“I would certainly hope that the president doesn’t intervene in any way or make it difficult for Mueller to complete his work.”

Sen. John Thune (R-SD) - Source
Photo of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

“[Firing Mueller] would be the beginning of the end of his presidency.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) - Source