Yippee ki yay https://t.co/MmIkDDh5aS— Steve Cohen (@RepCohen) July 31, 2017
with the shrug emoticon: "¯\_(ツ)_/¯"
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ https://t.co/thh8QCG2Yv— Justin Amash (@justinamash) July 31, 2017
Adios Mooch hardly knew ya— Jared Polis (@jaredpolis) July 31, 2017
But lawmakers seemed to have more mixed feelings on whether the news should be seen as a sign of a White House in chaos or as an indication that new chief of staff John Kelly has restored order.
"No WH chaos!" https://t.co/GKMUItzboG— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) July 31, 2017
a tweet from President Donald Trump earlier in the day before the news broke.
Highest Stock Market EVER, best economic numbers in years, unemployment lowest in 17 years, wages raising, border secure, S.C.: No WH chaos!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2017
"The chaos coming out of this @WhiteHouse is disturbing," she said. "The world is watching."
Chaos continues to flow from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue https://t.co/RekWQWsbC5— Rep. Marc Veasey (@RepVeasey) July 31, 2017
More chaos. https://t.co/kKHucXezcc— Yvette D. Clarke (@RepYvetteClarke) July 31, 2017
But Republican Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina said the takeaway from this shakeup should be that "we call an ace an ace," referring to Kelly's reported role in Scaramucci's departure.
Democrat Sen. Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut told CNN, "It's a clear sign that Gen. Kelly is bringing decisive discipline to a WH sorely in need of that kind of law and order."
"They're dropping like flies," Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana told CNN. "I have a lot of respect for Gen. Kelly. I hope he can get things together over there."
"John Kelly, a Marine, well-respected," he said: "If anyone can bring order to what has been a chaotic White House operation, I would expect it would be a four-star Marine."
Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri told CNN that Kelly coming in is a "good thing" and that he hopes he can bring "order to the White House."
"I think he has the skill set and the background to do that, and respect in the White House probably personnel-wide to get that done."
Firing the King's Men is not the solution when the King is the problem. Another firing closer to impeachment. #RepealAndReplaceTrump— Congressman Al Green (@RepAlGreen) July 31, 2017
Ranking member of the House intelligence committee Adam Schiff seemed to jokingly thank Scaramucci for his service.
that he is "legitimately exhausted from the winning," a reference to Trump saying on the campaign trail that he planned to win so much that "you'll be tired of winning."
I am legitimately exhausted from the winning.— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) July 31, 2017
Other Democratic members of Congress just wanted to express their astonishment.
Speechless. https://t.co/nUoEtFyeUd— Rep. Ed Perlmutter (@RepPerlmutter) July 31, 2017
I'm surprised The Mooch is already gone. I thought he'd last at least a few more episodes on this reality show.— US Rep Brendan Boyle (@RepBrendanBoyle) July 31, 2017
CNN's Ryan Nobles and Mallory Thompson contributed to this