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McConnell: Senate Will Not Vote on Legislation Protecting Robert Mueller

"We will not be having this on the floor of the Senate," McConnell said, about legislation protecting Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

By NTK Staff | 04.18.2018 @1:17pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said during an interview Tuesday that legislation protecting Special Counsel Robert Mueller is not necessary and will not be taken up by the Senate.

Fox News’ Neil Cavuto asked McConnell how he felt about bipartisan legislation that was introduced in the Senate last week, which would protect Mueller from being fired.

“Well, that’s not necessary. There is no indication that Mueller is going to be fired. I don’t think the president is going to do that,” McConnell said. “Just as a practical matter, even if we passed it, why would he sign it?”

Cavuto followed up by pointing out that enough senators fear this could happen that they decided to introduce legislation protecting Mueller’s probe.

“Yes, but I’m the one who decides what we take to the floor. That’s my responsibility as the majority leader. And we will not be having this on the floor of the Senate,” McConnell said.

Cavuto then asked if McConnell would be shocked if Trump did fire Mueller.

“Yes. I don’t think he should, and I don’t think he will,” McConnell said.

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