Republicans, too, released statements condemning the respected prosecutor’s firing.
“Definitely not a wise move at all if (Bharara) was asked to resign. This should immediately be reconsidered by AG Sessions. Big mistake,” wrote NY Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin on Twitter Friday. He had also issued a direct plea to Sessions to spare the prosecutor. “We need him here in NY to #Draintheswamp,” McLaughlin wrote.
GOP New York State Assembly leader Brian Kolb also threw support to Bharara for refusing to step down, prior to his firing. “Good for Preet, he is doing the job he was appointed to do!” Kolb tweeted early Saturday.
Bahara “is a hero. His firing was no ordinary turnover,” tweeted Harvard constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe. “It was a cowardly about-face by #conmantrump fearing Bharara’s investigations.”