Dem who offered McCabe a job: ‘People are just tired of the way the president operates’

Rep. Mark PocanMark William PocanHouse GOP reverses, cancels vote on Dem bill to abolish ICE This week: GOP mulls vote on ‘abolish ICE’ legislation Eric Holder: Calls to abolish ICE are 'a gift to Republicans' MORE (D-Wis.) late Sunday ripped President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want to use 'adversary' to describe Russia Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats in midterms Roby wins Alabama GOP runoff, overcoming blowback from Trump criticism MORE’s reaction to the firing of former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeBuck Wild: 'Is President Trump paranoid or is the Deep State out to get him?' Why does Congress keep playing political games on FBI oversight? FBI confidence in leaders sank after Comey was fired: report MORE, saying the president lacks compassion.

“The bottom line is, I think people are just tired of the way this president operates, whether it be when he tweets like a petulant man-child or when he’s a ruthless demagogue,” Pocan said on MSNBC.

Pocan is one of multiple Democratic lawmakers who offered McCabe a job in the hours after he was fired so that he could receive full pension benefits. The congressman said he had not heard back about his offer as of Sunday night.

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Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsHomeland Security advisory council members resign over family separations: report Once a Trump critic, Ala. rep faces runoff with his support Ryan: 'The president must appreciate that Russia is not our ally' MORE fired McCabe on Friday for not being forthcoming with investigators during an inspector general review.

Trump, who has personally attacked McCabe in the past, praised that decision on Twitter, accusing McCabe of corrupt tactics and calling his firing a "great day for Democracy."  

Pocan bashed that reaction, saying he believes Trump is sending a message that he will attack anyone who cooperates with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s investigation. 

“To fire someone literally a couple days before their retirement, that’s attacking a person and their family, their pension, and people are just so tired of that,” Pocan said. 

“This president lacks the human qualities of compassion, and everything we expect to have in a president,” he added.