Demand accountability for Trump’s firing of Deputy Directory Andrew McCabe

Special Council Robert Mueller is continuing to investigate Trump’s actions and Andrew McCabe has been a corroborating witness for former FBI Director James Comey’s firing and Trump’s “loyalty” conversations with Comey.  Trump has engaged in virulent attacks on Andrew McCabe for months, and Trump’s firing McCabe less than 48 hours before he was set to retire is a vicious and reprehensible act.  McCabe was 48 hours away from having his government pension vested.  This is an act intended to intimidate and silence those career service officers in the FBI and elsewhere who dare to stand up to Trump Administration scare tactics.

While McCabe has been offered a potential position by at least one elected representative so that he can complete his career of government service, Trump needs to be called on the carpet for this arbitrary and hateful action.

ACTION:  Call your Congressional MOCs today and demand hearings into McCabe’s firing.

Please log your calls here: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

Sen. Patty Murray: 202-224-2621 / 206-553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: 202-224-3441 /206-220-6400
Rep. Pramila Jayapal: 202-225-3106 / 206-674-0040
Rep. Adam Smith: 202-225-8901 / 425-793-5180

SCRIPT:
 
Hello, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent calling from [CITY, ZIP].  I am calling to express my outrage about Trump’s personal attacks on Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.  I’m extremely upset that Trump punitively fired McCabe, who was a career FBI officer and an important witness for the Mueller investigation.  Trump’s actions have intimidating and bullying implications for all government workers.  We need to call Trump to task on his actions with Congressional hearings.  As your constituent, I am urging you to work with your congressional colleagues across the aisle and in both houses of Congress to hold hearings on this.

Background:  

“Andrew McCabe, a Target of Trump’s F.B.I. Scorn, Is Fired Over Candor Questions” - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/16/us/politics/andrew-mccabe-fbi-fired.html

"Firing McCabe Is Just the Start" - https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/03/trump-mccabe/555869/

DON’T FORGET

TUESDAY: Resist Trump Tuesday, March 20 at 11:45 a.m. outside the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, 915 Second Ave, Seattle

At this week's Tuesday rally we are honored to host a true civil rights legend, featured speaker Charlie James. Charlie James will talk about what it really means to be an activist in Martin Luther King County, and join us as we are inspired by live music, and the shared comaraderie from knowing that we are standing strong, together, on the right side of history--and that we will persist.  We rally every Tuesday from 11:45AM-12:30PM, followed by our standing meeting with Senator Murray and Senator Cantwell's staff from 12:30-1:30PM. Please join us--we need your voice!

https://www.seattleindivisible.com/events-calendar/2018/3/20/resist-trump-tuesday-rally-and-meet-with-senate-staff

TUESDAY: Weekly Seattle Indivisible Meeting, March 20, 7PM-9PM, Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N 78th St, Seattle

We’re only eleven weeks into 2018, and there have already been at least 14 school shootings in the U.S.  That averages out to 1.3 shootings a week.  This week we are preparing to support our children when they take to the streets on 3/24 to March for Our Lives.  We’ll be making signs, all material provided!  Join us and bring your kids!  Enter from the parking lot in BACK of the church. We’re in the first room on your left.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1996943760584366/

NOTE:  Beginning March 27, we will move our weekly Tues. meetings to the Washington State Labor Council (321 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144)!  This location can be reached on King County Metro routes 5 and 45.

SATURDAY: March For Our Lives Seattle, March 24, 10am, Cal Anderson Park, Seattle https://www.gofundme.com/march-for-our-lives-seattle

NEXT WEEK: Two town halls with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal.

West Seattle Town Hall, March 27th 2018, 6 PM (The Hall at Fauntleroy, 9131 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136)

Edmonds Town Hall, March 29th, 5:30 PM (Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave, Edmonds, WA 98020)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeBsV8saTPfJEIP014gzJ1_QjgMwpUZzP7gUy4X9rSJbDenHw/viewform


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