GOP Sen. Ron Johnson Dismisses Concerns Over Firing of State Dept IG: ‘I’m Not Crying Big Crocodile Tears’

Senator Ron Johnson (R- WI) appeared on CNN Sunday morning with Jake Tapper and dismissed the concerns over the firing of State Department inspector general Steve Linick, who was reportedly looking into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

“We rely on an awful lot of their work,” Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says of inspectors general. “I think their Independence needs to remain within their agencies … In the end they serve at the pleasure of the President and he’s got the authority to hire and terminate” #CNNSOTU

— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) May 17, 2020

After discussing the coronavirus pandemic, Tapper brought up the State Department IG who was pushed out, pointing out to the
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