Mitch “Turtle” McConnell was apparently allowed to find his balls this week, and decided the Senate will not address the ridiculous “Protect Robert Mueller” legislation.
When you’ve lost the most feckless Senate Majority Leader in American history…
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday thwarted a bipartisan effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, saying he will not hold a floor vote on the legislation even if it is approved next week in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
McConnell said the bill is unnecessary because President Donald Trump will not fire Mueller. “We’ll not be having this on the floor of the Senate,” McConnell said.
Let’s pretend for a moment this legislation isn’t completely unconstitutional. Instead, let’s focus upon who signs the final bill into law – the President of the United States. Why would Trump agree to this?
The legislation was introduced last week as Trump publicly criticized Mueller, who is investigating potential ties between Russia and Trump’s 2016 campaign as well as possible obstruction of justice by the president. Trump, fuming about a raid of his personal lawyer’s office by a different division of the FBI, said last week the Mueller investigation is “an attack on our country” and is “corrupt.”
Is the president wrong? This investigation started with Russian collusion (and found nothing), then pivoted to obstruction of justice (and found nothing), then pivoted to Stormy Daniels (and found nothing), then pivoted to Michael Cohen. I believe firing Mueller would be a grave mistake – mostly because Mueller looks like a bigger fool the longer this show continues. The president knows this, and I think he knows it’s best to let this clown continue embarrassing himself.