Mitch McConnell Says Legislation to Protect Mueller Will Not Come Up ‘Because It Isn’t Necessary’
Asked whether he'll vote against proposed legislation by Senators Flake and Coons to prevent Special Counsel Robert Mueller from being fired, Sen. Majority Leader McConnell says "it isn't going to come up because it isn't necessary." https://t.co/Pi6ut320my pic.twitter.com/42qdlhNtS5
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 9, 2018
Given how President Donald Trump has picked someone on record as slamming Robert Mueller‘s investigation and talking about cutting off its funds to be the acting Attorney General (following the firing of Jeff Sessions), a lot of people are now obviously worried about Mueller potentially being in danger.
On the Senate side, outgoing Republican Jeff Flake is pushing for legislation to protect Mueller. The President, of course, responded with a juvenile insult.
When the Senate convenes next week, @ChrisCoons and I will ask for unanimous consent to bring S.2644, the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act, to a vote on the Senate floor. After the firing of The AG, it is more important than ever to protect the Special Counsel.
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) November 8, 2018
Jeff Flake(y) doesn’t want to protect the Non-Senate confirmed Special Counsel, he wants to protect his future after being unelectable in Arizona for the “crime” of doing a terrible job! A weak and ineffective guy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2018
So Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked today about Mueller, and he claimed he hasn’t seen “any indication” that the President “wants to dismiss Mueller or the investigation.”
When asked directly about Flake’s push for actual legislation, McConnell responded, “It’s not gonna come up because it isn’t necessary.”
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