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Gaetz Presses For Mueller Removal; Graham Wants GOP Gubernatorial Rivals To Weigh In

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Northwest Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz is among those calling for the firing or resignation of FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller. He’s investigating Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential Election. Now some of Florida’s gubernatorial candidates are jumping into the fray.

Gaetz made a formal call for Mueller to resign or be fired in November, during a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

“We are at risk of a coupe de tete in this country if we allow an unaccountable person with no oversight to undermine the duly elected President of the United States and I would offer that is precisely what is happening right now with the indisputable conflicts of interest with Mr. Mueller.” 

Gaetz has been repeating it ever since during his media appearances.

Recently Congresswoman Gwen Graham jumped on Gaetz’s comments—challenging gubernatorial rivals state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and House Speaker Richard Corcoran to weigh in. President Donald Trump has said he is not considering firing Mueller.

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Lynn Hatter is a Florida A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lynn has served as reporter/producer for WFSU since 2007 with education and health care issues as her key coverage areas.  She is an award-winning member of the Capital Press Corps and has participated in the NPR Kaiser Health News Reporting Partnership and NPR Education Initiative. 

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