A common sense move by McConnell because President Trump could just veto a bill to protect Mueller from being fired…Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said Tuesday he would not bring any bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller to the floor, calling it unnecessary.
McConnell’s announcement effectively killed a bill meant to shield Mueller which was introduced last week by a bipartisan group of senators, called the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act.
McConnell has previously stated he sees no need to have a bill protecting Mueller, who is spearheading the Russia investigation, and he repeated to Fox News host Neil Cavuto that he thinks President Donald Trump firing him would be a mistake.
“That’s not necessary,” McConnell said. “There’s no indication that Mueller is going to be fired. I don’t think the president’s going to do that. Just as a practical matter, even if we passed it, why would we sign it?”
“I’m the one who decides what we take to the floor. That’s my responsibility as the Majority Leader,” he added. “We’ll not be having this on the floor of the Senate.”