“We are proud to be part of this im­por­tant and his­toric ef­fort.”

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with the in­ves­ti­ga­tion to con­tact their rep­re­sen­ta­tives and to en­cour­age mem­bers of Congress to pass leg­is­la­tion to pro­tect Mueller and the re­sources he needs to com­plete his in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

U.S. Rep. Steve Co­hen, D-Mem­phis, is­sued the same con­cern in a short speech at the rally.

“This guy’s un­be­liev­able,” Co­hen said of Whi­taker, cit­ing a 2014 quote from Whi­taker say­ing only Chris­tians should be judges.

Co­hen called Whi­taker “the hatchet man” and said the leg­is­la­ture would take the ad­min­is­tra­tion to court if needed.

The Se­nate or Deputy At­tor­ney Gen­eral Rod Rosen­stein, whom Trump by­passed by in­stalling Whi­taker, would have to ini­ti­ate that ac­tion, Co­hen said, but the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives would be ready to back them up.

“We will join with the sen­a­tors that come for­ward,” Co­hen said.

Democrats will have a ma­jor­ity in the house in Jan­uary, their first chance to sig­nif­i­cantly halt Trump’s agenda.

“There are things we can do now,” Co­hen said. “We can turn the house of Trump — which is what the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives has been the last two years — back into what it was sup­posed to be — the peo­ple’s house.” ALL PRE-OWNED FIREARMS CER­TI­FIED BY IN-STORE GUNSMITH.

U.S. Rep. Steve Co­hen speaks to a crowd protest­ing Satur­day af­ter­noon the fir­ing of for­mer U.S. At­tor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions. JEN­NIFER PIG­NO­LET/THE COM­MER­CIAL AP­PEAL

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