McConnell has essentially killed a bipartisan bill that was designed to protect Mueller from being fired by Trump:
AP – 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 on Fox News.
His comments came amid widespread opposition to the bill among members of his caucus, with several GOP senators saying the bill is unconstitutional. Others said it’s simply not good politics to try and tell Trump what to do, likening the legislation to “poking the bear.”
I figured this would happen. And while I agree with the move, I can’t help but wonder if McConnell really doesn’t want to go against Trump on important matters like this, given that his wife is a cabinet secretary.