Omaha, NE—Following an hour long town hall meeting answering questions ranging from President Trump’s tax returns to Congress’ push to repeal and replace Obamacare, there was one topic Republican Senator Deb Fischer was not talking about: Impeachment.
On Friday Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she is “growing increasingly concerned” that President Trump will try to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, who is overseeing the investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
“The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn’t apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired,” Feinstein said in a statement to the Hill newspaper.
NCN: If the special prosecutor were fired by the administration would that move you to impeachment?
Sen. Fischer: I’m not in the House, I’m in the Senate?
NCN: Would you endorse the idea?
Sen. Fischer: I’m not in the House, I’m in the Senate. The Senate doesn’t handle
NCN: I understand that but would you endorse the idea?
Sen. Fischer: I’m in the Senate, Joe. The Senate makes no comments on the impeachment process.
Under “slightly elevated” security—that description from Metropolitan Community College police at the Fort Omaha Campus in North Omaha—Fischer got an earful from a room of roughly 150 critics.
When asked about the president’s taxes, Fischer said he “should release his tax returns.” That was an answer the crowd liked, although some said Congress should pass a law making those tax records public.
There were loud boos when Fischer said she opposed Obamacare, a position she has held for years.
No incidents were reported, the additional security came two days after the shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise and others at a morning baseball practice just outside of Washington, D.C.
Joe can also be heard Tuesday’s at 7:10 a.m. on KLIN radio with Jack Mitchell.