Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Congressman Cohen Commends Deputy FBI Director McCabe for His Service

January 30, 2018
Press Release
Says Presidential Pressure to force him out is outrageous

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) commended FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a career civil servant with the crime-fighting agency since 1996, and made the following statement:

“It’s clear to me that Andrew McCabe is ‘stepping aside’ because of the outrageous political pressure brought to bear by President Trump. If press accounts are to be believed, President Trump, once again violating accepted norms, asked McCabe who he voted for in 2016 and vented that McCabe’s wife, a candidate for the state Senate and a Democrat, received money from Hillary Clinton supporters.

“There was time not long ago when such behavior would have been universally condemned. McCabe served loyally under two previous FBI directors, Robert Mueller and James Comey, who were nominated as Republicans. McCabe owes his loyalty to the Constitution and the laws of the United States, not to this fickle president. This is a sad day for the FBI, public service and democracy, and an attack on each. I wish Mr. McCabe all the best in his future endeavors.”