McCabe Firing Sounds Alarms for Sen. Durbin

Bob Roberts
March 17, 2018 - 3:32 pm

Jack Gruber-USA TODAY

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- lllinois' senior senator is alarmed by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision Friday to fire Deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe just two days before his scheduled retirement date.

Durbin, at Chicago's St. Patrick's Day Parade, said that he has not seen this kind of disarray at the White House in decades, since the depths of the Watergate scandal.

"The closest thing to this was Richard Nixon, the Saturday Night Massacre, when we was firing people in every direction for fear that the Watergate investigation was getting too close," Durbin said. "Here we go again."  

Durbin said he sees no evidence that the President has a clear picture of his mission and responsibility at a time when we all "live in a dangerous world."         

  "This President has put major question marks on agencies like the FBI, the CIA and now our State Department, which has been devastated by (outgoing Secretary of State) Rex Tillerson; it doesn't have a leader," Durbin said.  "It doesn't show that this President has a clear idea of his mission and responsibility."

Durbin said he will stand by whatever conclusion Special Counsel Robert Mueller reaches.