Conservative House Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said that Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating alleged collusion between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, "should be fired."
Gohmert also criticized "establishment Republicans in the House and Senate" who think firing Mueller is an impeachable offense. "No, it's not," said Gohmert, a former chief justice of Texas's 12th Court of Appeals.
Speaking at the Wednesday session of "Conversations with Conservatives" in Washington, D.C., Gohmert said, “I think [Robert] Mueller should be fired. He should be. He should have never been appointed, he should never have accepted. He should be fired."
"The only reason that, I think, he should not be in actuality fired is because we have some establishment Republicans in the House and Senate that say, oh gee, if he were to fire Mueller, we might need to impeach the president," said Gohmert.
"Even one senator [Lindsey Graham of South Carolina] saying that may be an impeachable offense," he added. "No, it’s not."
Gohmert continued, "But because we have so many people that have not bothered to do their homework on who Robert Mueller is, and the damage he’s done, especially to the FBI as director -- the thousands of years of experience he ran off that might have helped guide some of these wayward FBI agents away from the path they took."
"But he’s done enough damage," said Gohmert. "He needs to go."