After Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Friday — less than two days away from when McCabe would have been eligible for pension benefits — MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell tweeted a potential solution.
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
Mitchell’s tweet resulted in Rep. Mark Pocan (D.-Wash.) offering McCabe a job to help him obtain his pension.
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
“Now we’re coming up with ideas on how to bail out Andrew McCabe,” said Fox News chief national correspondent Ed Henry on Fox & Friends, referring to Mitchell’s tweet.
The media is “cheering McCabe on” while comparing his firing to Richard Nixon’s “Saturday Night Massacre” firing of independent prosecutor Archibald Cox in 1973, he said.