More than 100,000 people vow to protest if Trump fires Mueller
A coalition of groups opposed to President Trump and his agenda has assembled tens of thousands of individuals pledging to protest if Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller.
Over 100,000 Americans have vowed to take part in upwards of 500 protests across the country should the firing occur, according to a press release.
The effort includes groups like the Center for American Progress Action Fund, the Truman National Security Project, Public Citizen, Stand Up America, MoveOn.org Civic Action, March for Truth, Indivisible, People for the American Way, Common Cause and Democracy 21.
Prospective protesters may use the website TrumpIsNotAboveTheLaw.org to search for events near them or to create a new protest.
“No one is above the law, including Donald Trump, and the American people will not put up with further interference in the Russia investigation,” Sean Eldridge, president of Stand Up America, said in a statement.
“The Resistance is mobilized, and ready to peacefully take to the streets if necessary to defend our Constitution and the rule of law.”
The fear that Trump will fire Mueller from leading the probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia has caused fear among Democrats for months, but gained new traction on Friday when Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) mentioned a rumor on Capitol Hill that the president may fire the special counsel before the Christmas holiday.
Trump on Sunday said he is not considering firing Mueller.
Mueller’s investigation has led to the indictment of two former Trump campaign officials, Paul Manafort and Richard Gates, both of whom pleaded not guilty to the charges. The special counsel has also secured guilty pleas from former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos.