Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan offers former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe a job

Posted at 3:52 PM, Mar 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-19 16:52:11-04

Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan has responded to the firing of FBI Deputy director Andrew McCabe with a series of tweets offering McCabe a government job elsewhere.

Many believe the timing of the firing was an attack on the former FBI directors credibility. When Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe last Friday, he was just two days away from retirement.

Pocan came to McCabe's defense tweeting, "Andrew call me. I could use a good two-day report on the biggest crime families in Washington, D.C."

He also linked it to NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Andrea Mitchell, who tweeted that maybe there was still a way for McCabe to receive his benefits.

"One suggestion from a McCabe supporter: if a friendly member of Congress hired him for a week he could possibly qualify for pension benefits by extending his service the extra days"

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton also came to McCabe's defense tweeting that he would be happy to consider hiring him as well.

And just in case anyone thought that Pocan's offer was only a joke, he tweeted again Monday clarifying how serious he really is.

Although the tweets suggest that another job within the government would help McCabe to receive his benefits, it is unclear if that's really the case.