House Democrats Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, and Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, argued Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election should be allowed to continue.
"We are here today on behalf of at least 171 members of Congress who believe Special Counsel Mueller is doing a great job," Waters said, at a news conference Thursday, surrounded by about 12 other House Democrats. "We are here today on behalf of at least 171 members Congress who believe Mr. Mueller's investigation should and must continue and must not be obstructed."
Mueller is responsible for the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and any connections between President Trump's campaign and the Kremlin.
While Mr. Trump has denied he intends to fire Mueller and has repeatedly disavowed any collusion by his campaign with Russia, there has been much speculation about Mueller's job security in the position.
Over the summer, two GOP Senators introduced legislation that would require a panel of federal judges to review any order from Mr. Trump to fire the special counsel. The effort, introduced by Sens. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, and Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, is intended to protect Mueller-- also a Republican-- as he and his team work on the investigation.