I don’t know if Trump will fire Mueller but if he does, we can be certain of what the GOP Congress will do: frown, do nothing, and pretend they are planning something, which they will slow-walk and which will never come to fruition. We also know that David Brooks and his ilk will keep insisting that Graham and McCain are on the verge of some great patriotic action agains Trump, that Andrew Sullivan will say that the protests are so uncivil that they are as bad as Trump, that pundits of every stripe will remind us “there was no underlying crime”, that Ken Starr and conservative former DOJ/FBI officials will be all over the airways (and not just Fox) to tell us that Trump was well within his rights to do this, that it’s not as bad as what Clinton did, and so on.
So what can we do? Protest, of course, but I’d go farther and suggest something that I normally would not: hold every GOP office-holder, from dog catcher on up, accountable. Call the office, show up to public meetings, and let them know that you expect them, as members of the Republican party, to say and do something about the fact that the leader of their party does not respect the rule of law. I have a total of one elected Republican who represents me (my state Senator). I would normally never in a million years bug him about something like this because it doesn’t fall under his jurisdiction, but I’ll keep calling his office til I get satisfaction on this one.
This is a dick move, but it’s warranted. If Trump fires Mueller and the Republicans in Congress don’t do anything about it (which of course they won’t) it’s a party-wide failure to abide by the normal rules of a functioning democracy. And the entire party must pay the price.
Does anyone know of any good resources to allow people to find out if they are represented by Republicans at any level of government?