Republicans who want Mueller protected to run Fox News ad with RNC in Miami
A Republican group that wants special counsel Robert Mueller to finish his investigation into connections between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and the Russian government unimpeded his hitting the airwaves in Miami on Thursday and Friday as the Republican Party gathers at Trump's golf resort in Doral.
The group, Republicans for the Rule of Law, will air two spots on Fox News later this week as multiple prominent Republicans have called on Mueller to be fired. The first spot describes Mueller's pro-Republican record and the second features a speech by President Ronald Reagan.
A bill to protect Mueller's investigation passed the Senate Judiciary Committee with some Republican support, though it isn't likely to pass the Senate and House. Sen. Marco Rubio has also continued to support Mueller's investigation while other Florida Republicans like gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis and Rep. Matt Gaetz have cast doubt on Mueller's investigation.
The group backing the ad includes Bill Kristol, a former chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle and prominent Never Trump Republican.
"Here’s what I’d say to the president: There’s no cause to fire anyone at Justice. Spend your time weakening America’s enemies abroad, not undermining the rule of law at home," Kristol told the Washington Post.
Watch the ads below: